"The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, Sitharaman, defend me. I won't be able to defend myself, defend me. For two and a half hours, the woman could not defend him," Gandhi said in his address in Hindi.
Taking suo-motu cognizance, the NCW, in a strongly worded notice to Gandhi, condemned his remarks and asked him to give a satisfactory explanation.
"The remarks made are extremely misogynistic, offensive, unethical and shows an extreme disrespect towards the dignity and honour of women in general. The Commission strongly condemns such irresponsible and disparaging views," the NCW said in the notice.
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