The Union Minister, Smriti Irani said that the comments by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s “shorts” to allege that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) discriminates against women is indecent and derogatory.
Smriti Irani, who was in Amethi addressing a mega rally with BJP chief Amit Shah said “If Rahulji believes that wearing shorts in India is a sign of empowerment, as a woman I want to contradict it,”.
Rahul Gandhi, who is touring Gujarat ahead of assembly elections later this year, was attacked the BJP and its ideological mentor RSS and when he said in a gathering of women in Vadodara today, “They are not interested in women’s rights. How many women are in the RSS? Have you ever seen women in shorts working with RSS? I have never seen.You see women in the Congress all the time. In the RSS you will never see women. God knows what mistakes women have committed that they cannot be a part of RSS.”
Ms Irani said Mr Gandhi has used derogatory comments about women associated with the RSS. “Today, an indecent comment has been made on our sisters connected with the Sangh, the Rashtriya Sevika Sangh or the sisters, wives and sisters-in-law of ordinary Sangh workers,” she said.
Another BJP leader Nupur Sharma, tweeted: “If your objective is to see women in shorts there’s little hope you’ll be able to do anything for women empowerment.”