Former state minister and Kerala Congress working president K Sudhakaran stoked controversy on Wednesday when he made a sexist comment while taking a dig at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
According to reports, the Congress leader said the party expected him to run the administration effectively “but he turned out to be worse than a woman”. “When workers of the CPM eulogised Pinarayi Vijayan as a man with two hearts, even we thought after becoming CM, he would do something like a man. Not only has he failed to act like a man, but the reality also shows us that he has proved to be worse than a woman,” Sudhakaran said, while inaugurating a state-level picketing programme of the Congress-led UDF in front of the district collectorate in Kasaragod.
K Sudhakaran was the Lok Sabha MP from Kannur between 2009 and 2014. In September last year, he was appointed as one of the party’s three working presidents in the state. K Sudhakaran, in October 2018, had made another controversial remark when he had said menstruating women were ‘impure’ and them entering the temple at Sabarimala would break the celibacy of the deity.