In an enormous controversy over a Karnataka Congress chief’s “get pleasure from rape when inevitable” remark within the state meeting, a surprising video reveals the Speaker and MLAs laughing on the remark.
The remark was made throughout a dialogue on farmers within the Karnataka meeting yesterday. As members fought to have their say on the topic, Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri puzzled how he might run a session if each MLA was given time to talk.
“No matter you resolve – I’ll say sure. What I’m pondering is that allow us benefit from the state of affairs. 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 lined,” Mr Kageri remarked.
Congress MLA KR Ramesh Kumar responded, chuckling: “There’s a saying that when rape is inevitable, lie down and luxuriate in it. That’s precisely the place which you might be in.”
Within the video, his voice is heard and digital camera is targeted on the Speaker, who laughs.
Shockingly, your complete meeting will be heard laughing.
The Congress right now stated 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 Get together disapproves the trade 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 stated.
Going through an enormous backlash, Mr Ramesh Kumar put out an announcement 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 right now’s meeting about “Rape!” My intention was not trivialise or make mild of the heinous crime, however an off the cuff comment! I’ll select my phrases fastidiously henceforth!
— Okay. R. Ramesh Kumar (@KRRameshKumar1) December 16, 2021
This morning, the Congress chief evaded the media as he was requested whether or not he would apologise.
Amid protests by ladies MLAs within the Karnataka meeting this morning, the MLA supplied one other apology, saying: “If it hurts the emotions of ladies, I’ve no drawback apologising. I apologize from the underside of my coronary heart.” The Speaker then stated: “He has apologised, let’s not drag it additional.”