Case Towards Kerala BJP Chief For Alleged Misogyny Towards Left Leaders

Okay Surendran mentioned he did didn’t make any remark aimed toward dishonouring ladies.


A case has been registered by the police towards Kerala BJP president, Okay Surendran, in connection along with his alleged derogatory remarks towards ladies CPI(M) leaders.

Mr Surendran, nonetheless, mentioned he didn’t make any derogatory comment towards ladies and that he was solely referring to the quantum of economic achieve allegedly acquired by Left leaders by way of their corrupt actions.

“My remarks weren’t aimed toward any particular person. It was a common comment or reference to deprave individuals. I didn’t identify anybody. I didn’t make any remark aimed toward dishonouring ladies,” he mentioned.

It’s Congress leaders who raked up the problem and made it controversial because it fits their political pursuits, the BJP state president mentioned.

The case was registered towards him on the criticism by CPI(M) chief and former MP C S Sujatha, police mentioned.

An FIR underneath sections 354 A (sexual harassment) and 509 (phrase, gesture or act supposed to insult the modesty of a girl) of the IPC has been registered at Cantonment police station, they mentioned.

Whereas the offence underneath part 354 A carries a most punishment of 1 yr jail time period, the one underneath part 509 offers for a most of three years imprisonment.

Mr Surendran, throughout a Mahila Morcha occasion organised in Thrissur on Sunday, had courted controversy by allegedly making derogatory remarks involving physique shaming and racism towards ladies leaders of the CPI(M).

The BJP state president’s feedback had been condemned by each the CPI(M) and the Congress get together. The Left get together had termed his remarks as “misogynistic”.

Chief of Opposition, V D Satheesan, had condemned Mr Surendran’s remarks and sought an apology.

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