Mayawati slams Kamal Nath over sexist remarks, demands apology from Congress | India News


BHOPAL: Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday hit out at the Congress leader Kamal Nath for his derogatory remarks against Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister and a senior Scheduled Caste leader Imarti Devi and demanded an apology from Congress veteran and party head Sonia Gandhi.
In a series of tweets, Mayawati said the remarks made by the Congress leader are condemnable. “The extremely anti-women obscene remarks made by senior Congress leader and former CM about Dalit women contesting a by-election in Dabra reserve assembly seat of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, are most-embarrassing and extremely condemnable. Taking cognizance of this, the Congress high command should publicly apologize.”

Th BSP leader further said that the comments made by Kamal Nath exposed the mindset of the grand-old party towards the Dalit community. She appealed to the voters to vote one-sided for BSP candidates in by-polls in Madhya Pradesh.

“There is also an appeal to the people of the Dalit community to teach the Congress party a lesson and to prevent it from further insulting women. It will be better if you give it to BSP candidates only in all the 28 seats of the assembly which are going into by-polls,” she said.
BSP is contesting by-poll on all 28 seats and posing a tough challenge to the Congress and the ruling BJP in areas dominated by SCs and other backward classes. BSP has also claimed to garner support of some upper caste voters in Morena and Bhind districts where the party has a stronghold in some selected pockets.
Nath sparked a major controversy on Sunday during a poll meeting in Dabra assembly constituency of Gwalior district, when he referred to BJP contestant and minister Imarti Devi as an `item’. The BJP has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission and National Women Commission in the matter.

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