Prakash Raj Defends Rahul Gandhi After Criticism Over “Mahila” Comment

Rahul Gandhi is facing a lot of flak after a sexist comment targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the Rafale deal.

The Congress chief, had at a rally in Rajasthan on Wednesday, mocked PM Modi saying he had a ”mahila (woman)” defend him during the Rafale debate in parliament following which he faced a lot of criticism.

However, actor-director Prakash Raj has now come out in defence of the Congress chief saying that Rahul Gandhi’s statement should be looked from a different angle also.

Make the issue of the fact that the PM actually hid. Rahul Gandhi is not against women. Rahul Gandhi appointed a transgender as the office bearer of the Congress. We should look at that also,” said Prakash Raj.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) too on Thursday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making sexist remarks against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in parliament.

Smriti Irani tweeted on Mr Gandhi with the hashtag #MisogynistRahul, while her colleague Union Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to write that the comments mark a “new low” in Indian politics.

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