The Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress (DPMC) President Sharmistha Mukherjee on Monday slammed the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar. Sharmistha called Khattar as a habitual offender. She also mentioned that the sex ratio of the State was affected by such a mentality of Khattar. This statement comes after CM Khattar made a comment on Congress President Sonia Gandhi during his election rally in Haryana.
Speaking about the comment made by Khattar, Sharmistha said, "Kattar has a very poor mentality against women. This is not the first time he is making such comments on women. Earlier too he has made such misogynist statements such statements that I can't even repeat it myself. And today this is the only reason for the situation in Haryana, he is a habitual offender."
"The 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme of the Prime Minister started from this State, despite this from 2015-2019 in these six years the main motive of the scheme is not achieved. The average sex ratio in India is 930 females per 1,000 male but the sex ratio in the state is only 914 females per 1,000 male. The interesting part is that Panipat district, the place where the scheme was launched there the sex ratio is 877 per 1,000 male." she added.
Addressing an election rally, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar recalled, "After losing the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi resigned as the Congress President and started saying that the party should get new president from outside Gandhi family." CM Lal added, "We thought this was good, to move away from nepotism (parivarvad)... But they spent three months moving around the country in search of a new party president. After three months who became the president? Sonia Gandhi. Khoda Pahar Nikli Chuiya... This is their condition," added Khattar.
The Indian National Congress (INC), via its official Twitter handle, has condemned the remarks made by the Haryana CM; the message roughly translates to: "The comment made by the BJP's Chief Minister is not only cheap and objectionable, but it also shows the anti-women character of the BJP. We condemn Chief Minister ML Khattar's remark and demand an immediate apology from him," the Congress tweeted.