Kottayam: Former Kerala MP Joyce George on Monday sparked a row when he made disparaging remarks on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, where he ‘warned’ girls that they should be careful when they go near him as he is unmarried.
The former MP made the remarks at a campaign rally ahead of the elections in the poll-bound states of Kerala. He had come in support of CPI(M) leader and current power minister MM Mani.
“Rahul Gandhi`s programs are held only in women colleges. He will go there and teach girls how to stand straight and how to bend. My dear children, don`t go near him and do such things…he is not married,” George said.
The incident in question is when the Congress leader was seen giving Aikido lessons at Kochi’s St Teresa’s College last Monday. Rahul demonstrated how one woman can resist being pushed by some seven others by using their energy to hold the ground.
The remarks have invited criticism from the Congress, with Ramesh Chennithala demanding George’s arrest for his commments against the Wayanad MP.
Meanwhile, the Congress women`s wing carried out a protest in front of the secretariat against the ex-MP for insulting women and demanded that he be arrested.