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Nitish Kumar Remarks Row: BJP Demands Bihar CM's Resignation Over 'Misogynistic', 'Vulgar' Comments

The controversy stemmed from Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's remark which included a vivid description in the state assembly of how an educated woman can restrain her husband during sexual intercourse.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
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Launching a scathing attack on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over his inappropriate remarks at the state assembly on women, the BJP on Tuesday termed those comments "most misogynistic, vulgar and patriarchal", and demanded his resignation.

What did Nitish Kumar say?

The controversy stemmed from Kumar's remark which included a vivid description in the state assembly of how an educated woman can restrain her husband during sexual intercourse.

"The husband's acts led to more births. However, with education, a woman knows how to restrain him... this is the reason the numbers (of births) are coming down," Kumar said in a rustic style.

Reaction from BJP

Reacting sharply, Union Minister and a senior BJP leader from Bihar Ashwini Kumar Choubey said Kumar has tarnished the dignity and decorum of democracy with his remarks.

"It is very shameful to make such a statement in the Assembly. It seems he is mentally ill," Choubey said, adding, "He should resign and immediately consult a doctor."

 Lashing out at Kumar for his remarks, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said, "The language used by Nitish Kumar inside the assembly is most vulgar, indecent, most misogynistic, sexist and patriarchal."

"This is the mindset of the chief minister of Bihar... Kumar has become a bekabu babu from shushan babu. Imagine what will be the plight of women of Bihar if such a language is spoken in the Bihar assembly," he added. 

Poonawalla demanded that the chief minister step down.

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