A Madhya Pradesh Congress politician tweeted himself into a main controversy on Wednesday by comparing an array of central techniques, such as demonetisation and GST, to “daughters” forced on the nation to get a “son” – Vikas (improvement).
“Persons have been hoping for a son but what they obtained in its place was five daughters. All of these daughters were born but a son, Vikas, has not been born however,” Jitu Patwari, a previous schooling minister and the doing work president of his party’s condition device, explained.
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 throughout campaigning for the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Patwari posted an apology, of types, soon after, creating: “I regret if any sentiments have been damage” and adding “as much as daughters are involved, they are divine”.
“Modiji broke the back again of the country’s overall economy with demonetisation, GST, inflation, unemployment and recession. The community endured all this only in the hope of development. I regret if any sentiments have been damage,” he wrote.
Mr Patwari also re-asserted his claim that he experienced only intended to concentrate on the BJP about “its weaknesses” and failed guarantees to the individuals.
Amongst people to lash out at Jitu Patwari was Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who demanded Congress chief Sonia Gandhi remedy for her celebration colleague’s crass remark.
“As the state is celebrating sacrifice of Rani Durgavati (a mid-16th century queen), he is tweeting that 5 daughters were being born for a son. Is it a crime to have daughters? Has Sonia Gandhi offered the activity of humiliating daughters to this chief?” Mr Chouhan asked.
The NCW (Nationwide Fee for Ladies) has taken cognisance of Jitu Patwari’s misogynist tweet, with the agency’s chairperson, Rekha Sharma stating “will request for an explanation from him for certain”.
“It is sad that these men and women, with this form of thoughts-established, are contacting by themselves leaders. What are they training to their followers, I speculate. Will talk to for an clarification from him for absolutely sure,” the NCW chairperson tweeted in reaction to a message by BJP spokesperson