"5 Daughters For A Son": Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief's Stunning Comment

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    '5 Daughters For A Son': Madhya Pradesh Congress Leader's Shocking Remark

    Congress chief Jitu Patwari is a member of the Madhya Pradesh Meeting (File)


    A Madhya Pradesh Congress politician tweeted himself into a serious controversy on Wednesday by evaluating an array of central schemes, together with demonetisation and GST, to “daughters” pressured upon the nation to get a “son” – Vikas (growth).

    “Individuals have been hoping for a son however what they received as an alternative was 5 daughters. All of those daughters had been born however a son, Vikas, hasn’t been born but,” Jitu Patwari, a former schooling minister and the working president of his social gathering’s state unit, stated.

    Jitu Patwari is an MLA from the Rau constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

    The obnoxious and sexist comment was an tried assault on the federal government’s “sabka saath, sabka vikas (with all, growth for all)” slogan used freely by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout campaigning for the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

    Mr Patwari posted an apology, of kinds, shortly after, writing: “I remorse if any sentiments have been harm” and including “so far as daughters are involved, they’re divine”.

    “Modiji broke the again of the nation’s economic system with demonetisation, GST, inflation, unemployment and recession. The general public endured all this solely within the hope of growth. I remorse if any sentiments have been harm,” he wrote.

    Mr Patwari additionally re-asserted his declare that he had solely meant to focus on the BJP over “its weaknesses” and failed guarantees to the individuals.

    Amongst these to lash out at Jitu Patwari was Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who demanded Congress chief Sonia Gandhi reply for her social gathering colleague’s crass comment.

    “Because the nation is celebrating sacrifice of Rani Durgavati (a mid-16th century queen), he’s tweeting that 5 daughters had been born for a son. Is it a criminal offense to have daughters? Has Sonia Gandhi given the duty of humiliating daughters to this chief?” Mr Chouhan requested.

    The NCW (Nationwide Fee for Ladies) has taken cognisance of Jitu Patwari’s misogynist tweet, with the company’s chairperson, Rekha Sharma stating “will ask for a proof from him for certain”.

    “It’s unhappy that these individuals, with this sort of mind-set, are calling themselves leaders. What are they instructing to their followers, I’m wondering. Will ask for a proof from him for certain,” the NCW chairperson tweeted in response to a message by BJP spokesperson

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