Dubai, Jan 13: Congress president Rahul Gandhi stood by his controversial remarks targeting Prime Minister for asking Lady Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to defend Narendra Modi in the Parliament on the Rafale deal and said “Do not impose your sexism on me”.
“Do not impose your sexism on me. I am very clear that the prime minister should have delivered that defence but he did not have the guts,” Gandhi said, while reterating that PM Modi should have defended himnself on Rafala
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped Anil Ambani steal Rs. 30,000 crore and the House of the people Lok Sabha is where he should have defended himself but he chose to send another person and that person happened to be a woman. I would have made a very similar comment if it had been a man,”the Congress president said.
Gandhi uttered the remarks at a rally in Rajasthan and mocked PM Modi for not defending the Rafale deal in parliament.
“The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, (Nirmala) Sitharamanji, defend me. I won’t be able to defend myself, defend me. For two and a half hours, the woman could not defend him. I had asked a straight question – answer yes or no – but she couldn’t answer,” Gandhi had said at the rally.