BJP women MPs complain to Speaker against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly blowing a flying kiss
Although not captured on camera, the incident has sparked heated debates and reactions from across the political spectrum.
NEW DELHI: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi found himself at the center of a political storm as he allegedly blew a flying kiss towards BJP MPs during the Parliamentary session on Wednesday. The incident took place following his first speech in Parliament after being reinstated as an MP. Although not captured on camera, the incident has sparked heated debates and reactions from across the political spectrum.
The incident reportedly occurred as Rahul Gandhi was exiting the Lok Sabha premises, coinciding with Union Minister Smriti Irani's ongoing speech. Eyewitnesses claimed that as he was leaving, Rahul accidentally dropped a few files, prompting a few BJP MPs to burst into laughter. Seizing the moment, it was alleged that Rahul Gandhi playfully blew a kiss in the direction of the laughing BJP MPs before making his exit.
This action, though seemingly light-hearted, ignited a fiery exchange of words.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, strongly condemned the alleged flying kiss, branding it as misogynistic and offensive.
"Only a misogynistic man can give a flying kiss to women MPs in Parliament. Such an instance was never witnessed before. This shows what he thinks of women. This is obscene," Smriti said.
Adding to the outrage, Union Agriculture Minister Shobha Karandlaje joined the chorus of criticism against Rahul Gandhi. She filed a formal complaint with the Lok Sabha Speaker, expressing her disapproval of Gandhi's behavior. In her complaint, Karandlaje labeled his actions as "inappropriate," and her sentiments were echoed by a number of women MPs who added their signatures to the complaint letter.