Puducherry Lok Sabha Elections

DMK Leader Makes Transphobic Slur Against Puducherry's Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi While Campaigning For 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

In a shocking new low, political orator, Nanjil Sampath, who was campaigning for DMK-Congress alliance in Puducherry made derogatory comments against the Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. 

While campaigning in Puducherry for former Chief Minister and Congress’ Lok Sabha candidate V Vaithilingam on Wednesday, Sampath resorted to derogatory remarks against Kiran Bedi, calling her a ‘BJP Governor’. He also passed misogynistic and transphobic slurs against the Puducherry governor.

“There are BJP governors in 21 states in India. Here one woman, Nirav Modi, we don’t know if it is a man or a woman. (the man from behind corrects Sampath and whispers in his ears that it is Kiran Bedi).. Kiran Bedi. What atrocity is she doing? I am asking, are you a constitutional authority? Were you chosen by the people? After being castrated in Delhi, should you be sent to Pondicherry?” he said.

The shockingly appalling remarks from Nanjil Sampath come just days after the DMK suspended Radha Ravi for passing sexist comments against actor Nayantara. However, this is not the first time that Sampath finds himself in the eye of the storm.

Meanwhile, the BJP unit in Puducherry has urged National Women Commission to initiate action against Nanjil Sampath for his remarks. 

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The Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Puducherry, V Vaithilingam, however, wasn’t present during the speech. He has worked as the Speaker of Puducherry Legislative Assembly and served as Chief Minister of Puducherry. He was selected by Congress as the candidate for Puducherry parliamentary seat and had filed his nomination for the elections on March 22.

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