NCW issues notice to Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Defence Minister

New Delhi:  The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his “misogynistic and offensive” remarks against Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman.

The NCW sought an explanation from the Congress President over his statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked a woman to defend him on Rafale deal debate in Parliament.

NCW said the remarks on Sitharaman’s reply to a debate in Parliament were extremely misogynistic, offensive, unethical and shows disrespect towards dignity and honour of women in general.

The Commission said it strongly condemns such irresponsible and disparaging views of persons holding responsible positions.

Notably, such notices, as well as summons, are always written on the letterhead of the Chairperson of the National Commission as well as signed by the person holding the office. This letter, however, is signed by an Under Secretary.

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