Himachal Pradesh BJP Women's Wing president Indu Goswami Sunday sought apology from Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his "anti-women" remarks likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a new bride.
Cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu Saturday said PM Modi is like that new bride who puts on a pretence, rather than actually working, in her marital household.
"Modi is like a new bride who prepares less rotis but clangs her bangles more to show the neighbourhood that she is neck deep in work. I'm asking the PM the umpteenth time to list one achievement of his in his five-year tenure," Sidhu said in Indore.
Punjab Minister & Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in Indore, MP: Modi Ji uss dulhan ki tarah hain jo roti kum baelti hai aur chudiyaan zada khankati hai taaki mohalle walon ko yeh pata chale ki woh kaam kar rahi hai. Bas yahi hua hai Modi sarkaar mein. pic.twitter.com/WOPJXbMm1x— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019
In a statement issued in Dharamshala Sunday, BJP's Goswami said Sidhu's remark indicated his and Congress' "anti-women" mindset.
"Indian women nowadays are achieving success in every field but Sidhu sees them only with anti-women mindset,' she said.
Goswami said the Congress, by issuing such statements, wants to show that the women, who constitute around half of the country's population, are "weak".
"Sidhu and the Congress should apologise from women for making such statement," she said.
She accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of "sheltering goons against women".