New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for sleeping in Parliament when the sensitive issue of women safety was being discussed.
She demanded that there should be deduction in the salaries of such lawmakers.
“I think it is extremely shameful that we see all over the television, Mr. Rahul Gandhi conveniently sleeping in the front row of the Parliament of the country when the issue of women safety is being discussed,” Maliwal said.
“I think all politicians, who are either absent from the parliamentary session, or behave in an insensitive way, their salaries should be deducted,” she added.
Responding to Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s derogatory remark against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, Maliwal said the politicians who cannot respect women don’t deserve to be a part of any political party.
Maliwal said the politicians who cannot respect women don’t deserve to be a part of any political party.
“It is very disgraceful statement and all such politicians across all parties who make such comments, which actually disrespect women, it is extremely important that they should be immediately thrown out of the parties,” she added.
Meanwhile, the BJP has sacked Singh as the party’s vice-president for Uttar Pradesh following his slur on Mayawati.