Sat, 27 Jul 2013 08:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Digvijay Singh draws flak for remarks on woman party MP

Congress party found it hard to defend Digvijay Singh's controversial statements and its spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary ducked the question saying she had not heard them


Digvijay Singh draws flak for remarks on woman party MP (© PTI)

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh courted a fresh controversy when he described party MP Meenakshi Natarajan "sou tanch khara maal" (totally pure), remarks that were slammed as sexist and derogatory.

"Our party MP, Meenakshi Natrajan is a Gandhian, simple and an honest leader. She keeps going from place to place in her constituency. I am a seasoned smith of politics. Meenakshi Sou Tanch Khara Maal Hai (totally pure)," the Congress General Secretary said addressing party workers in Mandsaur town yesterday.

Natrajan, Congress MP from Mandsaur, is one of the members of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's youth brigade.

Digvijay Singh's remark were slammed by BJP with party leader Vinay Katiyar saying that he had lost his mental balance and needs treatment urgently. Katiyar said, "Digvijay Singh has lost his mental balance. We would request the government to make him undergo treatment at the earliest at a mental hospital." BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said, "We have stopped taking Digvijay Singh seriously."

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