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Misogyny in BJP, says Cong video

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Close on the heels of a row over Narendra Modi's remarks triggered by Renuka Chowdhury's laughter in the Rajya Sabha, the today posted a video accusing the BJP and its leaders of harbouring a "misogynistic" attitude.

"Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of this deplorable mindset," said a tweet posted along with the video with the hashtag "#MisogynisticModi" on the Twitter handle.

The video shows Modi's remarks in the over Chowdhury's laughter, his reported statement on Sonia Gandhi and his "50-crore girlfriend" remark about Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar, as well as Mohan Bhagwat's remarks terming marriage a "contract".

"How can women of hope for equality under the leadership of misogynists," the video, which also carried statements of BJP leaders such as and Mahesh Sharma, asked.

The BJP dubbed it a "flippant message" produced by a "B- grade video production house".

"Ever since has taken over as the Congress president, the party has given up on serious political commentary on important issues and is functioning as a B-grade video production house with a flippant message. The party is now operating at the level of Rahul Gandhi's IQ," said BJP spokesperson GVL

Last week, Modi had said in Parliament that Chowdhury's laughter -- sparked by his remark that Aadhaar was mooted by the NDA -- reminded him of the epic serial, Ramayana.

for Home Kiren Rijiju had posted a video clip from the TV serial, showing Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana, laughing aloud.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:50 IST