BJP leader make lewd remarks on wives of army men
Maharashtra MLC and BJP leader Prashant Paricharak has triggered a political row after making controversial remarks about soldiers at an election rally.
While addressing a rally in Solapur district of Maharashtra on Saturday held in support of BJP candidates in the fray for the local body polls, Paricharak talked about how army wives are unfaithful, he said, “A soldier gets a telegram from his wife that she has delivered a baby. As he distributes sweets to his colleagues on the border as a celebration, his colleagues ask him the reason behind it.
“He happily tells that his wife has given a birth to a baby boy but he has not visited home during the whole year. This is the level of politics we have stooped to.”
The comment has drawn a lot of flak from all sections of society. Paricharak later issued a statement from Pandh-arpur, saying it was not his intention to disrespect soldiers.
“I personally respect army men and their families. I tender my sincere apology to all if their emotions are hurt. It was my mistake to talk like that,” he said.
However, AICC chief spokesperson Randip Surjewala, who was in city, called the controversial statement, “absolutely deplorable and derogatory”. “The BJP should clear its position on Mr Paricharak and whether or not it supports such statements. It is anti-national to disrespect servicemen and the BJP must clarify on it,” said Surjewala.
The Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) women wing state president Chitra Wagh, terming the comments disgusting, said, “The leader has insulted the Army. It exposes the BJP, which must take action against him.”
NCP’s Dhananjay Munde, who is the leader of Opposition in the legislative council, said, “Paricharak’s statement reveals the BJP’s mindset towards the jawans and their wives. He has insulted the brave jawans and the party (BJP) should be punished by voting out.”
(Syndicated content from Narada news, 20 February 2017)