Sexist remarks against women cost MP Minister his post

 MP Minister Vijay Shah
Bhopal, April 17: Our leaders have truly failed women of India by making cheap and crude comments against them.

Latest to join the tribe of ‘foul mouthed' politicians is Madhya Pradesh Tribal Welfare Minister Vijay Shah. Shah on Wednesday (April 17) tendered his resignation after a huge controversy erupted over his alleged sexist remarks against women.

"Shah submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today, which was then forwarded to Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, who accepted it," sources close to Chief Minister told journalists.

The BJP leader had also made a passing reference to Sadhna Singh, wife of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, during a speech in Jhabua.

Opposition Congress created hue and cry over Shah's sexist remarks against women and demanded his immediate resignation.

Bowing to pressure from Congress, Shah was summoned by state BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar to his residence late on Tuesday night to clarify his position on the matter.

"Though Shah explained the circumstances in which he gave the speech, it did not go down well with the BJP leadership and he was eventually asked to quit," the sources said.

The BJP leadership was not happy with the minister's remark as it gave an issue to the Opposition Congress against the ruling party which has questioned Chouhan's credentials on the issue.

The Congress had held state-wide protests on the issue on Tuesday, with the state Congress president Kantilal Bhuria and the Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh slamming Mr Chouhan for his "silence" on the issue for two-days.

Bhopal unit of Congress, led by party's media department chairman, Manak Agrawal, had taken placards stating 'Sadhna ke samman mein, Congress maidan mein' (for protecting honour of Sadhna, Congress on the streets) to embarrass the BJP leadership on the issue.

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