Congress’s Randeep Surjewala in Hot Waters for ‘Indecent’ Remark against Hema Malini

Stirring Up Political Storms, One Remark at a Time!

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EC’s Showcause Notice to Randeep Surjewala

The Election Commission has landed Congress leader Randeep Surjewala in a tight spot, issuing a showcause notice over his controversial comment against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini.

What’s the Fuss About?

In a video circulated by the BJP, Surjewala can be heard remarking, “Why do people elect their MLAs/MPs? So that they (MLAs/MPs) can raise the public’s voice. It’s not like Hema Malini, who was elected to lick.”

Clarification or Damage Control?

Surjewala, on his part, accused the BJP IT cell of distorting the clip and defended himself by stating, “Watch the full clip. What I said was that we have great respect for Hema Malini ji, who is married to Dharmendra ji, and, therefore, is our daughter-in-law.”

Malini’s Reaction

Reacting to Surjewala’s alleged remark, the veteran actor-politician didn’t hold back, asserting that the Congress targets popular figures because going after unpopular ones won’t serve them well. She also took a swipe at the Congress, suggesting they learn about respecting women from PM Narendra Modi.

EC’s Condemnation

The Election Commission minced no words in its rebuke, describing Surjewala’s comments as “undignified, vulgar, and uncivilised,” asserting that they not only insulted Hema Malini but also disrespected her position as a Member of Parliament and undermined the dignity of women legislators and women in public life in general.

Flashpoint in Political Arena

Randeep Singh Surjewala’s comment on Hema Malini has become the latest bone of contention between the Congress and the BJP, adding fuel to the already heated political landscape.

EC’s Warning to Congress

Expressing its dismay, the Election Commission directed a notice to Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, highlighting the need for the party to maintain decorum, especially in its public discourse, particularly regarding the dignity of women.

Upcoming Polls in Mathura

Mathura, situated in Uttar Pradesh, will witness electoral action in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 26, among the 80 constituencies of the state. The eyes are set on June 4 for the outcome of this electoral showdown.

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