A Madhya Pradesh Congress politician tweeted himself into a big controversy on Wednesday by evaluating an array of central techniques, including demonetisation and GST, to “daughters” forced on the region to get a “son” – Vikas (advancement).
“People have been hoping for a son but what they acquired instead was five daughters. All of these daughters were born but a son, Vikas, hasn’t been born but,” Jitu Patwari, a former schooling minister and the working president of his party’s state unit, said.
Jitu Patwari is an MLA from the Rau constituency in Madhya Pradesh.
The obnoxious and sexist remark was an tried attack on the government’s “sabka saath, sabka vikas (with all, enhancement for all)” slogan utilised freely by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through campaigning for the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Patwari posted an apology, of types, soon after, writing: “I regret if any sentiments have been hurt” and introducing “as much as daughters are concerned, they are divine”.
“Modiji broke the again of the country’s financial state with demonetisation, GST, inflation, unemployment and economic downturn. The community endured all this only in the hope of progress. I regret if any sentiments have been damage,” he wrote.
Mr Patwari also re-asserted his claim that he had only meant to focus on the BJP above “its weaknesses” and unsuccessful claims to the persons.
Amid those to lash out at Jitu Patwari was Main Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who demanded Congress chief Sonia Gandhi reply for her party colleague’s crass remark.
“As the country is celebrating sacrifice of Rani Durgavati (a mid-16th century queen), he is tweeting that 5 daughters have been born for a son. Is it a criminal offense to have daughters? Has Sonia Gandhi supplied the endeavor of humiliating daughters to this leader?” Mr Chouhan requested.
The NCW (Countrywide Fee for Girls) has taken cognisance of Jitu Patwari’s misogynist tweet, with the agency’s chairperson, Rekha Sharma stating “will talk to for an explanation from him for guaranteed”.
“It is unhappy that these people today, with this sort of thoughts-established, are calling them selves leaders. What are they instructing to their followers, I marvel. Will request for an rationalization from him for absolutely sure,” the NCW chairperson tweeted in reaction to a information by BJP spokesperson