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Prakash Raj defends Rahul Gandhi's 'mahila' comment

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

is facing a lot of flak following his sexist comment targeting and over the Rafale deal.

The chief, had at a rally in on Wednesday, mocked that PM Modi had a 'mahila (woman) 'defend him during the Rafale debate in the parliament follwoing which he faced a lot of criticism.

However, has now come out in defence of the saying that Rahul Gandhi's statement should be looked from a different angle also.

Raj said, "The fact still remains that the PM hid and didn't answer on Rafale. Make the issue of the fact that the PM actually hid. is not against the women. has appointed a transgender as the office bearer of the Cong. We should look at that also."

The (NCW) too on Thursday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making sexist remarks against in the Parliament.

Smriti Irani tweeted on Rahul with the hashtag #MisogynistRahul, while her took to twitter to write that the comments mark a "new low" in Indian

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 14:55 IST