BJP women MLAs in MP demanded apology
Bhopal: Women MLAs of the ruling BJP in
Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday demanded an apology from the Congress for
party's state president Kantilal Bhuria's "objectionable"
remark against two women ministers.
Terming Bhuria's remark against School Education
Minister Archana Chitnis and Women and Child Development
Minister Ranjana Baghel as "highly objectionable", the issue
was raised during the zero hour by BJP's Neeta Pateria.
However, the Congress members, including Deputy
Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Choudhry Rakesh
Singh Chaturvedi and others objected to it, after which, chaos
prevailed for a while, forcing the Speaker Ishwar Das Rohani
to adjourn the House for about ten minutes.
Later, Pateria, Chitnis, Baghel and Rekha Yadav raised
slogans against Congress. Terming the remark as an insult to
women, they demanded an apology from Bhuria and the CLP.
"Instead of condemning the remark, the Congress is
shamelessly defending its state president," Chitnis said.
The BJP women MLA now plan to apprise President
Pratibha Patil, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress
president Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha
Sushma Swaraj about the issue.
During a function in Alirajpur district in the state,
Bhuria had allegedly described the two women ministers as