Cong Slams Sakshi Maharaj for Remarks on Hindu Women

Cong Slams Sakshi Maharaj for Remarks on Hindu Women

Congress today slammed BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his controversial comment on Hindu women, saying they were not machines that they should produce four children.

"I think women organisations should come forward. Are women machines that they should produce four children each?" Congress General Secretary and incharge of Uttar Pradesh Madhusudan Mistry posed at a press conference here.

He was commenting on the saffron-clad MP from Unnao requesting women to give birth to at least four children. "Give one to sadhus and ascetics. And another to (guard) the border," he had said at a religious convention in Meerut.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi should say as to what he has to say on Sakshi's statement. He is their (BJP) MP. What right has he to say these things?" Mistry asked.

To a question on pulling down hoardgings of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Gujarat, Mistry alleged that these were removed by BJP supporters.

"Country's PM was the chief minister of that state. The poster of any other chief minister cannot be installed there," he said, adding that had the government done it, it would have been blamed. So, it got these removed by partymen.

"If this act (is done) by any government or any party I condemn it," he said.

On BJP's claim to register 10 crore new members by March-end during its ongoing membership drive across the country, Mistry said they need to give details as to who and where they have been enrolled.

"We rather plan to present the details of our membership drive with record to the press," he said.

Asking as to what happened to the promises made by BJP before coming to power, Mistry said, "Why are they not preventing the deaths on the border. Now it is like Modi- Sharif bhai bhai after winning the elections."

Mistry said he has been told that the foundation stone of Godse's statue is going to be laid here.

"We will oppose it here, we will oppose this ideology. They say that Vallabh Bhai Patel's statue would be installed but they should also do what he did on banning the RSS," he said.

To a question, Mistry said his party will soon announce its candidate for the biennial Legislative Council election in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress, with 28 MLAs, will need the support of at least four more votes to ensure the smooth win of its nominee.

Earlier, Mistry and UPCC chief Nirmal Khatri held detailed meetings with senior party leaders and district and city unit heads in the morning in response to the AICC President Sonia Gandhi's letter to carry up to the block level discussions on the future line of the party.

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