Mahua Moitra, a Trinamool MP, attacked Union Minister Giriraj Singh’s “misogyny” and the BJP on Thursday in response to Singh’s “Thumka” comments directed at Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal and leader of her party.
Moitra said that the BJP party could not handle the success of an independent woman, referring to Singh as a “Besharam (shameless) Minister.”
Moitra said, “This ‘Besharam (shameless) Minister who can talk like this about a woman chief minister tells about the pathetic situation our country is in. All BJP ministers and their MLAs are misogynists. They are patriarchal and they dislike women. They cannot digest a woman’s success especially those who are successful without taking any man’s support.”
“He is such a liar. He used the word ‘Thumke lagana’ then he said I’ve not said these words. That is the problem with the BJP. Every time they open their mouth and their lips move, it is to lie,” the Trinamool MP said.
Asked if the party is demanding any apology on the issue from the Union Rural Development Minister, Moitra said said, “What to expect from a Besharam (shameless) minister.”
The controversy started when a video of Giriraj Singh saying that Minister Mamata Banerjee shouldn’t do “thumkas” because her state is not doing well economically or in terms of employment because of her poor leadership went viral on social media.
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