Sushma reacts to Rahul’s remark on gender bias in BJP, says 2 out of 4 CCS members are women

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 October 2017, 08:23 PM
EAM says BJP was first to include two women members in CCS (Image: ANI)
EAM says BJP was first to include two women members in CCS (Image: ANI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday reacted to Congress party's jibe that Bhartiya Janata Party is anti-women party by saying that BJP gave 4 woman chief ministers, 4 women governors and 6 women cabinet ministers.

Sushma reasoned that previous governments never had women members in Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) but BJP is having 2 women members out of four CCS members.

"Prior to our government, no woman was ever a member of CCS, comprising Home, External Affairs, Defence and Finance ministry. I was made EAM in May 2014 and now Nirmala Ji is the Defence Minister. 2 out of 4 CCS members are women now," said EAM Sushma Swaraj.

"I want to say what you want to say. It does not suit leaders to make such kind of remarks," said Sushma on Rahul's remark.

Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi suggested that the RSS discriminates against women.

Addressing a gathering of students in Vadodara on the second day of his election campaign in Gujarat, Gandhi said that in contrast, women work at every level in the Congress.

"Their organisation is the RSS. How many women are there in the RSS... Have you ever seen any woman in 'shakhas' wearing shorts?. I have never seen," Gandhi said in a sarcastic tone, adding, "In the Congress you will see women at every level in the organisation."

First Published: Saturday, October 14, 2017 04:33 PM
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