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.
A woman voter can think for herself she doesn’t need to ask anyone. They need to vote against such patriarchy. https://t.co/BxFEIpfQx4— Sushmita Dev (@sushmitadevinc) February 8, 2020
“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.
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?"