National Commission for Women has taken Suo Motu cognizance of the video featuring former Karnataka CM and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah misbehaving with a woman at a public event that came into the light on Monday afternoon. In the dramatic video, Siddaramaiah was seen snatching a mic from a woman, who was seeking help from the Congress's 'super CM', resulting in her dupatta being pulled off.
Taking cognisance of the matter, National Commission of Women's chief Rekha Sharma took to Twitter and wrote that the commission will write to the Karnataka Police and appropriate action will be taken against the former Karnataka CM.
Further speaking to Republic TV, Rekha Sharma stated that it is a serious matter of offending the modesty of women, reiterating that the NCW will be writing to police to file an FIR against the concerned person (Siddaramaiah).
"This is a very serious matter. It is the matter of outraging the modesty of a woman. I an expecting the police will take actions and file an FIR against the person concerned. The police have to go FIR against him. We will write to the police and we will follow that action is taken in the matter and they file charges against him," said the NCW chief.
She further added that the NCW is trying to reach the woman, who Siddaramaiah misbehaved in the video, and proposed to provide her any help that she needs.
"We are trying to reach the woman and locate her address. Anything she wants, I can say through the media that she can contact NCW. Through the police, I am trying to contact her," she added.
Inspite of taking action against its 'super-CM', Congress party went on to blame the woman for the incident saying she was 'behaving in an agitated manner'.
"She was talking in an agitated manner, as it is a local thing, sometimes when people start asking questions in a rush way, you take away the mike, when he tried to take away the mike her dupatta was pulled away it is not. To impute any such intention is horrifying. The intention was to only take the mike away from her," said Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao in the matter.