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Mahila Congress demands removal of Karnataka Leader of Opposition

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All India Mahila Congress general secretary and MLC Akula Lalitha Raghavender strongly condemned the reported derogatory comments of Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka State Assembly Eswarappa against a woman journalist.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Mrs. Lalitha said that his remarks – “What did you [reporter] do if you were whisked away and sexually assaulted” – were unbecoming to his stature and an affront to all women.

Mr. Eswarappa reportedly made these remarks when a woman journalist asked him why the Opposition remained silent even if murders, molestations and robberies were on the rise in the State at the time when he was attending the funeral of slain Sub-Inspector of Police [Dodda Ballapur] Jagdish at his native village Mallapur in Ramnagar district last week.

Earlier controversy

The Opposition leader was earlier involved in another major controversy when he said the Government seemed to not respond unless the daughters of the Chief Minister Sidharamaiah and the Home Minister K.J. George were subject to molestation, said Mrs. Lalitha.

Demanding the BJP leadership to remove him from the party and the present post, she said if the former did not respond immediately, the Mahila Congress would approach the All India Women’s Commission for action against the erring leader.

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