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#RespectWomen: Randeep Surjewala's 'lick' remark against Hema Malini stirs controversy | VIDEO

Responding to the BJP's allegation, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the video had been distorted by the saffron party and his intention was not to insult anyone.

Raju Kumar Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Chandigarh Updated on: April 04, 2024 15:51 IST
Randeep Singh Surjewala
Image Source : INDIA TV Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala for reportedly making "sexist" remarks against its Mathura MP Hema Malini, alleging it shows that the main opposition party (Congress) is misogynistic and abhors women. BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya shared an undated video on X in which Surjewala is purportedly making some objectionable remarks about the actor-politician at a public event.

"Congress MP Randeep Surjewala makes a vile sexist comment, that is demeaning and derogatory, not just for Hema Malini, who is an accomplished individual, but women in general," he said adding that this is the most disgusting description someone can come up with.

"This is Rahul Gandhi's Congress. It is misogynistic and abhors women," he said, sharing the video clip of Surjewala.

Addressing the people at a program organised in Kaithal, Haryana, Surjewala said that you people make us MLAs and MPs so that we can raise the voice of the people in the Parliament. 

"Here is no Hema Malini who can make people licking...no film star. We also respect Hema Malini because she is married to Dharmendra and is our daughter-in-law. These people can be film stars. But, we are not like them. You make me or Gupta ji an MP-MLA so that we can serve you," Surjewala heard saying in the purported video. 

Malini is a BJP Lok Sabha member from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and is contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections from there.

Surjewala responds to BJP's allegations

As the issue snowballed, Surjewala posted a video of the same event, claiming the BJP had distorted the video clip. 

"BJP's IT Cell has developed a habit of editing, distorting and spreading fake news so that it can distract the country from the Modi government's anti-youth, anti-farmer, anti-poor policies and failures and its conspiracy to destroy the Constitution of India," he said.


(With PTI inputs)

Also read: Bihar: 22 leaders from Chirag Paswan's LJP resign ahead of PM Modi's rally, to back I.N.D.I.A bloc

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