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No-confidence motion: Smriti Irani calls Rahul Gandhi ‘misogynist’ for blowing 'flying kiss' during Manipur debate

Smriti Irani dubs Rahul Gandhi ‘misogynist man’ for allegedly blowing flying kiss to Parliament that seats female members; says action lacks dignity

Union Minister Smriti Irani speaks in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday (ANI)Premium
Union Minister Smriti Irani speaks in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Wednesday (ANI)

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and dubbed  Rahul Gandhi "misogynist man" for allegedly blowing flying kiss to Parliament that seats female members; says action lacks dignity.

Union Minister and BJP MP Smriti Irani said, “I object to something. The one who was given the chance to speak before me displayed indecency before leaving. It is only a misogynistic man who can give a flying kiss to a Parliament which seats female members of Parliament. Such undignified conduct was never before seen in the Parliament of the country..."

Meanwhile, NDA women MPs had written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla demanding strict action against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi alleging him of making an inappropriate gesture towards BJP MP Smriti Irani and displaying indecent behaviour in the House.

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray faction) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wednesday said, “I was at the visitors gallery and he (Rahul Gandhi) did it as a gesture of affection. They (BJP) can’t accept love."

Union Minister & BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje on Rahul Gandhi said,"This is the first time we have seen such behaviour from an MP in the House. He made a gesture of a flying kiss at women MPs in the House....It is unacceptable. We have complained to the Speaker to take action against him."

Smriti Irani on Wednesday hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's statement on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the NDA government and said "You are not India, for India is not corrupt."

"You are not India because you define corruption and dynastic politics, retorts. India believes in merit not in dynasty and today of all the days people like you need to remember what was told to the British - Quit India. Corruption Quit India, Dynasty Quit India. Merit now finds place in India," the BJP leader said.

Responding to Rahul Gandhi's comments on 'Bharat Mata ki hatya aapne Manipur mein ki' (You killed Bharat Mata in Manipur), Irani fired back to say "Bharat maa ki hatya ki baat karne wale kabhi bhi mez nahi thapthapate. Congressiyo ne baith kar maa ki hatya ke liye mez thapthapaai hai... (Entire country has seen Congress leaders clapping and thumping desks when Rahul Gandhi spoke of the death of mother India).

Earlier in Parliament Rahul Gandhi said that, "Bharat ek awaaz hai, Bharat hamari janta ki awaaz hai, dil ki awaaz hai. Uss awaaz ki hatya aapne Manipur mein ki. Iska matlab Bharat Mata ki hatya aapne Manipur mein ki...You killed India by killing the people of Manipur. You are a traitor, you are not a patriot."

"Manipur is not divided, it is an integral part of India," Irani said in response to Rahul Gandhi's remarks that the state has broken into two parts.

*With agency inputs

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Published: 09 Aug 2023, 02:19 PM IST
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