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Mahila Cong slams NCW chief day after commission sends notice to Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The Friday questioned the NCW chief's ability to protect the interest of women, a day after the commission issued a notice to for his "misogynistic" remark against Sitharaman.

Without taking any name, also accused the of acting at the behest of and giving the panel a "bad name".

The retort from the Congress's women wing appeared to be in response to the NCW notice to Gandhi for allegedly insulting Sitharaman at a rally in on Wednesday.

"What is @rahulgandhi trying to imply with his misogynistic statement- "... ek mahila say kaha meri raksha kiijiye."? Does he think women are weak? The irony- calling an of the largest democracy a weak person. @nsitharaman @narendramodi @ncwindia," NCW Sharma had tweeted.

Dev said Sharma "is not capable of holding the post of NCW She cannot protect the interest of women."

"She is giving a bad name to the entire women community," Dev added.

The Mahila said, "Where was the NCW when girls of the were humiliated in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of "

"What they did when a UP MLA raped a woman," Dev said.

She was possibly referring to the September 2017 unrest at BHU after a girl student was allegedly molested and last year's Unnao rape incident.

Dev praised Naveen Patnaik's demand of reserving 33 per cent seats in Parliament and state legislatures for women.

She, however, raised doubts over the timing of his demand.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:00 IST