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NCW seeks explanation from Rahul over remarks on Sitharaman

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (NCW) on Thursday sought an explanation from for his "extremely misogynistic" remarks against Sitharaman.

While addressing a rally in on Wednesday, Gandhi said that got a woman to defend him in fighter jet deal.

"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.

On Wednesday, NCW had informed IANS about sending a notice to Gandhi over the issue.

Gandhi also came under attack for his remarks from Modi and



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:14 IST