NCW asks Gujarat AAP President to appear in person over casteist remarks on PM Modi
Gujarat AAP president Gopal Italia has been summoned by the National Commission for Women (NCW) for hurling a casteist slur at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The notice issued to Italia highlights that the indecent word used by him was also an insult to women of our country.
In a video shared by many BJP leaders, Gopal Italia said, “It is being said that our PM Narendra Modi is a ‘neech‘ person. I don’t verify this. But the election is underway here. I want to know from all of you if any PM in the past has done such drama for votes. Such a ‘neech’ person is doing a roadshow here.”
Condemning the gender-biased and misogynistic language used by the AAP leader, it asked him to appear for a hearing in this matter at 12.30 pm on October 13. The NCW also warned him that it may proceed to take action as it deems fit if Italia ignores the summons.
NCW tweeted, “NCW India has taken cognizance of the matter. The abusive & indecent language used by Sh. Gopal Italia is gender-biased, misogynist & condemnable. The Commission has scheduled a hearing in the matter wherein he is required to appear in person on 13.10.2022 at 12:30 PM. Rekha Sharma.”
@NCWIndia has taken cognizance of the matter.The abusive & indecent language used by Sh. Gopal Italia is gender biased, misogynist & condemnable. The Commission has scheduled a hearing in the matter wherein he is required to appear in-person on 13.10.2022 at 12:30PM. @sharmarekha https://t.co/FlbPuul8Ke pic.twitter.com/ExdXEbhUwo
— NCW (@NCWIndia) October 9, 2022
Meanwhile, PM Modi is on a three-day visit to Gujarat from Sunday, ahead of the Assembly polls due in the BJP-ruled state later this year. On Monday, he will lay the foundation stone of a bulk drug park at Jambusar and a deep sea pipeline project at Dahej in the Bharuch district. He will also participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the development of multiple industrial parks in the district. In Ahmedabad, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Modi Shaikshanik Sankul — an educational complex for needy students. The project will help provide facilities to students for holistic development, as per a government release.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Modhera in Gujarat’s Mehsana district as the country’s first round-the-clock solar-powered village during his three-day visit to the state. The Gujarat government said that through this project, Modhera is the first village in India to become a net renewable energy generator.
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