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Kerala Congress candidate K Sudhakaran's campaign ad draws flak on social media

The video posted by Sudhakaran, on Facebook, has had people calling out his ‘evident sexism’ and seeking removal of the advertisement.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 18, 2019 16:39 IST
A still from the video posted by K Sudhakaran

A still from the video posted by K Sudhakaran

An advertisement, posted by Kerala Congress candidate K Sudhakaran, that pokes fun at the woman MP from Kannur has drawn major flak on the social media.

The video posted by Sudhakaran, on Facebook, has had people calling out his ‘evident sexism’ and seeking removal of the advertisement.

The 84-second video was uploaded on his Facebook page on April 15.

The video features two men, with one saying how one of his children has been asking for a share of his property. 

Towards the next scene, the man’s daughter is seen serving tea to him and his friend, while his son just stomps in, calling out his sister for not completing a certain household chore.

Upon observing the situation, the father tells his friend that his daughter has always been incapable of communicating effectively. He adds it was a waste to educate her and make her a "teacher". The friend then nods in agreement and says that his son was better suited for all this.

The point to be noted here is the woman MP from Kannur, PK Sreemathy -- from Kerala's ruling Left Democatic Front alliance -- is popularly known as PK Sreemathy Teacher.

The advertisement has sparked fury among the Twitterati.

Following the video, the Kerala Women's Commission has registered a suo-motu case against Sudhakaran.

This is not the first time the Congress leader has made a sexist remark. He had earlier mocked Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan terming him “worse than a woman”.

 

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