The BJP on Thursday attacked the Congress over its leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda riding a tractor being pulled its women legislators to protest the rise in fuel prices and asked if women in a political organisation be treated as "bonded labourers". Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani said it was "absolutely shocking" to see the former Haryana chief minister sitting calmly on a tractor while having woman members of his party pull it physically. Watch the full video for more details.
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Video of Congress leader BS Hooda riding on tractor being pulled by women MLAs has brought shock to people. Union Minister for Women And Child Development Smriti Irani also condemned the incident. Smriti Irani said, "It is an absolutely shocking sight. A Congress leader sits calmly on a tractor which he is making female Congress workers pull physically. I understand he wants to make a political statement, protest but should that be done at the cost of women?" "A congress leader sits calmly on a tractor which he is making female congress workers pull physically. As female president of congress, silence of Sonia Gandhi on this is also speaking volumes how women in the party are reduced to the task that even men refuse to do," she added.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson, Rekha Sharma targeted Congress leader BS Hooda for sitting on a tractor that was being pulled by women MLAs. "If women toil for livelihood, I've no problem. But if a man-a political leader, is sitting on tractor and a woman is pulling it, it lowers dignity of a woman and person on tractor. Mr Hooda should've thought," said NCW chairperson. She added, "If the women think they were made to do this forcibly, they can come to us but even if they're doing it willingly, the one on the tractor should think that this shouldn't be done. If we get a complaint, we'll take action. Even if we don't get complaint, it's condemnable."
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