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Cong, RJD regret Sharad’s comment on Beti and Vote


Patna : Congress and RJD leaders here expressed their resentment over the derogatory remarks of senior JDU leader Sharad Yadav against women here on Tuesday. The NDA workers burnt effigies of Sharad and demanded an aplogy by him. In New Delhi, NCW sent a notice to Rajya Sabha member on Wednesday.

While speaking at the JDU sponsored programme on birth anniversary of Socialist leader Karpoori Thakur here, Sharad Yadav said “Honour of vote was more important than the honour of a daughter. If the honour of a daughter is compromised, the honour of the village or community is affected, but if the honour of vote is compromised, it impacts the entire nation. That is the reason honour of vote is more important than the honour of the daughter”

Deputy Chief Minister Tejeshwai Yadav and son of RJD president Lalu Prasad said “this is Sharad Yadav’s personal view.” Two women ministers-Anita Devi and Manju Verma disagreed with Lalu remarks and said honour of women is supreme in the society.

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president and education minister Ashok Kumar Chaudhury said: we do not take note of Sharad Yadav’s comment’…

On October 26, 2010, while addressing an election meeting at Fatuah, 20 kms from here, Sharad Yadav, then JDU president had even suggested Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi should be thrown into the Ganga. “Making a personal attack on Rahul, he had said “you (Rahul) should be picked up and thrown into the Ganga. But, people are sick and country is unfortunate”.