Congress Attacks Kejriwal's Alleged 'sexist' Tweet; Asks For 'vote Against Patriarchy'

Delhi Assembly Elections

Congress leader Sushmita Dev lashed out Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his alleged sexist tweet stating that a woman can decide for herself

Written By Prachi Mankani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Congress leader and All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his alleged sexist tweet, stating that a woman can decide for herself. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal in his appeal made a sexist insinuation where he urged women to ask and discuss with the men at home as to which candidate they should vote for.

Taking to her Twitter, Dev targetted Kejriwal, asserting the need for people to vote against the patriarchy. This comes after Union Minister Smriti Irani targeted Kejriwal alleging sexism in his tweet. 

READ: Delhi Elections 2020 LIVE Updates: BJP-Cong slam Kejriwal's 'sexism'; Lamba in slapgate

CM's vote appeal to women
Instead of making a simple appeal, Kejriwal made a sexist insinuation where he urged women to ask and discuss with the men at home as to which candidate they should vote for.

“Speacial appeal to all women-- Just like you take the responsibility of your house, similarly, the responsibility of the country and Delhi is on your shoulders. All of you ladies muct go out and vote, and take the men in your house to vote along with you. Make sure you discuss with the men about who is the right one to vote,” the Chief Minister tweeted out in Hindi.

READ: 'Ask the men who to vote for': CM Kejriwal makes sexist vote appeal to women

Smriti Irani raises objection on Kejriwal's 'speak To Men' Appeal

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday questioned Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's tweet, wherein he appealed women voters to "discuss" their contender of choice with their husbands. Amid the Delhi Assembly Elections on February 8, the BJP leader questioned Kejriwal if he does not consider women 'capable' enough to decide their own vote and called him 'against women.'  Smriti Irani calling out the alleged sexist tweet said,

"Don't you consider women so capable that they themselves could decide who to vote for?" 

READ: Smriti Irani calls out Delhi CM Kejriwal's 'speak to men' appeal; dubs him 'anti-women'

READ: Parvesh Varma slams Kejriwal's 'speak to men' appeal to Delhi's women voters, then deletes

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