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President's son Abhijit Mukherjee calls gangrape protesting women 'dented and painted'

Kolkata/New Delhi, Dec 27: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit, a Congress MP, has landed in a controversy following his comments running down women who had been participating in the mass protests at Delhi after the

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Updated on: December 27, 2012 19:58 IST
"What's basically happening in Delhi is somewhat like Egypt or elsewhere, where there was something called the Spring Revolution, which has very little connection with ground realities.

"In India, staging candle-light marches, going to discotheques - we did all this during our student life too, we were students too - I know very well what kind of character students should have."

"Those who claim to be students - I can see many beautiful women among them they were highly dented-painted - they're giving interviews on TV, they've brought their children to show them the scenes.

"It's fashionable to attend protest marches now.

"I have grave doubts whether they're students because women of that age are generally not students," said Abhijit, who was elected MP from Jangipur Lok Sabha seat in Murshidabad to fill up the vacancy caused by his father's elevation to the presidency.

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