A Karnataka Congress chief’s egregious “take pleasure in rape” feedback have triggered outrage all the best way to Delhi. Congress MLA KR Ramesh Kumar, who has apologised within the meeting and on Twitter, has been slammed by his personal celebration.
The Congress as we speak mentioned it disapproved of the “extremely objectionable and insensitive banter” within the meeting, although the celebration included Karnataka Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri in its condemnation.
“Congress Party disapproves the alternate of extremely objectionable and insensitive banter between Karnataka Meeting Speaker and senior Congress MLA within the Home. Speaker as custodian and senior legislators are anticipated to be function fashions and will desist from such unacceptable behaviour,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned.
Congress’s Rajya Sabha chief Mallikarjun Kharge informed wantpassport: “I strongly condemn this remark. He has been Speaker, and a minister. I did not prefer it. He has apologized for his remark however such language is condemnable. We respect girls. The Speaker was laughing on the remark, we do not approve of that both.”
The Congress MLA made the remark throughout a dialogue on farmers within the Karnataka meeting yesterday. In a clamour amongst members to have their say, the Speaker had questioned how the session could possibly be carried out if everybody was given time to talk.
“No matter you determine – I’ll say sure. What I’m considering is that permit us benefit from the scenario. I am unable to management or regulate the system. My concern is in regards to the enterprise of the home, it has additionally to be coated,” Mr Kageri mentioned.
The Congress MLA responded: “There’s a saying that when rape is inevitable, lie down and revel in it. That’s precisely the place which you might be in.” Shockingly, there was laughter within the state meeting in response. In a video, the Speaker is seen chuckling.
Hours later, dealing with an enormous backlash, Mr Ramesh Kumar put out a press release on Twitter, controversially terming his remark an “off-the-cuff” one.
I want to categorical my honest apologies to everybody for the detached and negligent remark I made in as we speak’s meeting about “Rape!” My intention was not trivialise or make gentle of the heinous crime, however an off the cuff comment! I’ll select my phrases rigorously henceforth!
— Okay. R. Ramesh Kumar (@KRRameshKumar1) December 16, 2021
Amid protests by girls MLAs within the Karnataka meeting this morning, the Congress chief supplied a revised apology, saying: “If it hurts the feelings of ladies, I’ve no drawback apologising. I apologize from the underside of my coronary heart.” The Speaker then mentioned: “He has apologised, let’s not drag it additional.”
In Delhi, on the sidelines of parliament’s winter session, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan referred to as the feedback shameful.
“What can I say? I’m ashamed to even assume that folks of such a mindset will be within the meeting or parliament. I do not know what motion will likely be taken. His celebration ought to take robust motion. I’m speechless. Does he not have girls at house? That is the results of a primary flaw in considering,” mentioned the actor-politician.