Rajeev Chandrasekhar slams Congress for ‘Hijab protects women’ remark; ‘ridiculous’

After Karnataka Congressman Zameer Ahmed sparked controversy by claiming that the rate of rape in India was at an all-time high because women were not wearing hijab, the Union Minister of State, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, blasted the big old party, accusing it of making inflammatory statements whenever there were any. a political opportunity.

Speaking exclusively to Republic Media Network, MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “I will not comment on the hijab issue as the matter is pending. We are a responsible party. We don’t make these terribly inflammatory statements every time. that there is a political opportunity unlike Congress. I will only say this that members of Congress should be very clear that the problems of Hijab have to do with the issue of rape of women?

He added, “They have to explain their hypocrisy and ridiculous statements. We have always stood for ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwaas, Sabka Prayas’, and this is the article of faith of every BJP karyakarta. We don’t intend to make politics out of anything so sensitive and clearly pending.”

Hijab row: Congress MLA makes shocking remark; the party distances itself

Zameer Ahmed, a Congressman from Chamrajpet has sparked a major controversy by saying that Hijab among Muslims means ‘purdah’ and is it an age-old practice to hide women’s beauty. He then went on to say that “the rape rate is the highest in India because the women did not wear purdah”.

“You must have noticed that in recent years, the rate of rape in India is one of the highest. It is because women do not wear hijab. Hijab is not compulsory, those women who want to protect by not flaunting their beauty, wear the hijab,” Ahmad said.

However, the Congress party on Monday dismissed comments by a Karnataka MP. Calling the comment “regressive”, Congress Secretary General and Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said there was no room for such views in modern India. The party distanced itself from the leader and his comment after BJP leaders denounced the comments