Prez's son's 'dented, painted' comment sets Twitter abuzz

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New Delhi, Dec 27: Social-networking site Twitter was abuzz with activity on Thursday, Dec 27 over President Pranab Mukherjee's son's sexist remarks. Tweets criticising Abhijit Mukherjee's "dented, painted" remark trended the social networking site. Every minute almost 25 Tweets were on Abhijit's remarks

President's son and Congress's sitting MP from Jangipur, West Bengal Abhijit Mukherjee made a sexist comment on nationwide outrage and protest over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old in New Delhi. Pranab Mukherjee's son said it's fashionable to attend protest march now, while he was speaking at an event in West Bengal.

Abhijit Mukherjee said that dented and painted women protesters in Delhi went to discotheques and then turned up at India Gate to express outrage over the gangrape in Delhi. He also said that they were not in touch with ground realities.

Protest Against Delhi Rape

"What's basically happening in Delhi is a lot like Egypt or elsewhere, where there's something called the spring revolution, which has very little connection with ground realities. In India, staging candle-lit marches, going to discotheques - we did all this during our student life too, we were students too - I know every well what kind of character students should have. Those who claim to be students - I can see many beautiful women among them - highly dented-painted (sic) - they're giving interviews on TV, they've brought their children to show them the scenes. I have grave doubts whether they're students because women of that age are generally not students," Abhijit Mukherjee said.

Smita Nayak ‏@smna17
Everyday we get an example of how much congress respects women. First its Sanjay Nirupam, then AP Cong Chief and now Abhijit Mukherjee

Faking News ‏@fakingnews
Abhijit Mukherjee's special interest is "Ancient History" as per the Lok Sabha page. I'm sure about the "ancient" part.

Akhilesh Mishra ‏@amishra77
Govt should display same speed & immediately airlift Abhijit Mukherjee to world's best mental hospital. @BDUTT can tweet name of hospital !


Joy ‏@Joydas
Somewhere P A Sangma is thinking how to use Abhijit Mukherjee's statement to demand Pranab Mukherjee's disqualification


Dhanya Rajendran ‏@dhanyarajendran
okay! kahaani ghar ghar kii playing out on tv! Son says crap! Daughter apologises! Dad will come after a break! Abhijit Mukherjee!


Shashi Shekhar ‏@offstumped
This Abhijit Mukherjee is unfit to hold public office. It is a reflection on the casual manner in which the Congress perpetuates dynasties


Overrated Outcast ‏@over_rated
Abhijit Mukherjee might have been a student once upon a time but it doesn't seem like he got an education.


Nilanjana Roy ‏@nilanjanaroy
Rough translation of Abhijit Mukherjee's remarks: http://youtu.be/Fmw0XBvTW78

MP Singh ‏@NotThatMP
Please welcome Abhijit Mukherjee to the gallery of idiots.


A Bhattacharya ‏@Alisaspeaks
The way Abhijit Mukherjee spoke about Delhi protesters reeks of the deep-seated misogyny in Indian man :((


Kiran Kumar Khurana ‏@kirankhurana
Presidents son Abhijit Mukherjee taunts Delhi agitation:*He would speak what father has learnt in 40yrs!Cursed people!


Anna MM Vetticad ‏@annavetticad
Small mercy - Abhijit Mukherjee apologises. Now go get some denting-painting done for your reputation, Master Mukherjee!


Sonal Chainani ‏@sonalchainani
@sonamakapoor Abhijit Mukherjee's statement clearly proves that there's a "dent" in him, after all he's the Presi'dent's son!

Moon ‏@moonsez
"Abhijit Mukherjee apologises unconditionally " & will now be sent to a car-wash for denting-painitng & some dandruff removal.

Kaushal Khati ‏@schlockmeister_
In his apology Abhijit Mukherjee says that his statements weren't meant to hurt anybody. Now what kind of apology is that!


Alka Dwivedi ‏@alka_d
Seems President has not spent much time with his kid Abhijit Mukherjee . Now is it too late ? #TheekHai ?


Nandita Bayan ‏@bnandita
I think people like Abhijit Mukherjee should be thrashed in such a bad shape that 'denting and painting' should NOT be POSSIBLE at all.


Sir Dard ‏@SahilBulla
Hey Abhijit Mukherjee, you can apologize about Dented and Painted as much as you want but we all know you Meant-ed.


Sonam Kapoor ‏@sonamakapoor
What a dimwit .RT @ndtv: President's son Abhijit Mukherjee apologises for his remarks, says his comments were not meant to hurt anyone.


Tushar A. Gandhi ‏@TusharG
Abhijit Mukherjee's Apology statement 'Since my comment dented, I am sorry painted.'


Paramvir Sawhney ‏@s_paramvir1
The more I see or hear of CONgis like Nirupam,AP Chief Botsa,Abhijit Mukherjee, The more I admire my dog.

Shubhrajyoti Sarkar ‏@shubhrajyoti
'Abhijit Mukherjee' s comment disappointing, patriarchal' -


Some Guy ‏@A003708
Abhijit Mukherjee is one more living example of people with power can do anything and get away with it.


Mark Kumar ‏@MarkKumar3
Abhijit Mukherjee represents the values of Congress where women are just slaves. Its exactly why they overturned Shah Bano Judgement by SC!


Vinod Saraf ‏@Vinsarji
Abhijit Mukherjee: I am only responsible for what I said and not what you understood.


Anshu Chhibber ‏@AnshuChhibber
I am not surprised by what Abhijit Mukherjee has said! Atleast 60% of men think like him! Today that lot is also ganging up against him! lol


Vismay ‏@vismayshah
Abhijit Mukherjee is the proof that high educational qualification do not make you a Human..!!


Bitch Slap (M.) ‏@Kutti_Please
Can't believe the man said that. He has a sister who is apologising now. Shame abhijit mukherjee, shame.

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