A Madhya Pradesh Congress politician tweeted himself into a significant controversy on Wednesday by evaluating an array of central schemes, together with demonetisation and GST, to “daughters” pressured upon the nation to get a “son” – Vikas (growth).
“People have been hoping for a son however what they acquired as a substitute was 5 daughters. All of those daughters had been born however a son, Vikas, hasn’t been born but,” Jitu Patwari, a former schooling minister and the working president of his occasion’s state unit, stated.
Jitu Patwari is an MLA from the Rau constituency in Madhya Pradesh.
The obnoxious and sexist comment was an tried assault on the federal government’s “sabka saath, sabka vikas (with all, growth for all)” slogan used freely by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout campaigning for the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Patwari posted an apology, of types, shortly after, writing: “I regret if any sentiments have been hurt” and including “as far as daughters are concerned, they are divine”.
“Modiji broke the back of the country’s economy with demonetisation, GST, inflation, unemployment and recession. The public endured all this only in the hope of development. I regret if any sentiments have been hurt,” he wrote.
Mr Patwari additionally re-asserted his declare that he had solely meant to focus on the BJP over “its weaknesses” and failed guarantees to the individuals.
Among these to lash out at Jitu Patwari was Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who demanded Congress chief Sonia Gandhi reply for her occasion colleague’s crass comment.
“As the country is celebrating sacrifice of Rani Durgavati (a mid-16th century queen), he is tweeting that five daughters were born for a son. Is it a crime to have daughters? Has Sonia Gandhi given the task of humiliating daughters to this leader?” Mr Chouhan requested.
The NCW (National Commission for Women) has taken cognisance of Jitu Patwari’s misogynist tweet, with the company’s chairperson, Rekha Sharma stating “will ask for an explanation from him for sure”.
“It is sad that these people, with this kind of mind-set, are calling themselves leaders. What are they teaching to their followers, I wonder. Will ask for an explanation from him for sure,” the NCW chairperson tweeted in response to a message by BJP spokesperson