Congress president Rahul Gandhi has landed himself in a major controversy with a grossly sexist remark directed at Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Gandhi said that PM Modi got a "woman" to defend him in Parliament. While PM Modi slammed Gandhi, the NCW will be sending a notice to Gandhi.
Speaking at a kisan rally in Jaipur on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi said, "Janta ki adaalat se 56-inch ki chaati wala chowkidaar bhaag gaya. Aur ek mahila se kehta hai sitharaman ji aap meri raksha kijiye, main apni raksha nahi kar paunga, aap meri raksha kijiye. Aapne dekha 2.5 hours mahila raksha nahi kar payi. (The 56-inch-chest chowkidaar ran away from the Lok Sabha. And he asked a woman, 'Sitharaman ji please defend me, I would not be able to defend myself'. You all must have seen that for 2.5 hours, the woman failed to defend him.)"
Gandhi was referring to Sitharaman's recent speech in Lok Sabha when she spoke for 2.5 hours to defend the Rafale deal.