This Article is From Dec 27, 2017

BJP, Congress Spar Over Objectionable Remark On Woman Legislator

The Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in support of Parul Sahu and its women's wing has announced it will burn Congress leader Govind Singh Rajput's effigy in Sagar on Wednesday.

The BJP came out in support of Parul Sahu and it women's wing held a demonstration in Delhi.

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Govind Singh Rajput's alleged objectionable remark against the ruling BJP's woman lawmaker Parul Sahu has led to a face-off between the two parties.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in support of Ms Sahu and its women's wing has announced it will burn Mr Rajput's effigy in Sagar on Wednesday.

Ms Sahu, on the other hand, held a demonstration outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's house in Delhi on Tuesday where she was joined by other women leaders.

The BJP Mahila Morcha, in a press statement issued in Bhopal, said the party condemns Rajput's objectionable remarks against Ms Sahu, the legislator from Surkhi.

Meanwhile, women members of the Congress came out in support of Rajput. Taking a dig at Sahu, Manisha Dubey, the former secretary of the party women wing in the state, said that now a BJP legislator expects justice from the Congress.

She also said that Ms Sahu was on a meaningless rant as she faced loss of support in her area.

A few days ago, Mr Rajput, a former Congress legislator, had termed Sahu whose father is a big liquor trader the "liquor legislator". 

Mr Rajput had lost to Sahu in the last assembly elections in 2013.