New Delhi, Dec 28: Assam Congress leader and former Agriculture Minister of the State Nilamoni Sen Deka has stoked up controversy.
On Sunday, Deka made obnoxious comment about Union Minister Smriti Irani.
While addressing a public meeting in the Nalbari district, he reportedly said that many people refer to Irani as the second wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Many people refer to her (Smriti) as Narendra Modi's second wife: Sen Deka #NarendraModi— atanu bhuyan (@atanubhuyan) December 27, 2015
He was later slammed by BJP leaders including party general secretary Ram Madhav. Assailing Nilamoni sen, Madhav termed the comment as "shameful assertion".
State unit of the party also slammed Congress leader over his remark against Irani.
Sarbananda Sonowal who is Union Sports Minister and Assam unit BJP Chief later announced that party will soon file defamation case against Congress leader.
Shameful statement by a Congress Minister in Assam against Smriti Irani. Is Congress leadership headed by a woman protecting him?— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) December 27, 2015
The comment also angered BJP's supporters on social media. On twitter, people were seen lashing out at Congress leader for his sexist, controversial remark.
Rahul Gandhi must ring up Nilamoni Sen Deka and ask if he thinks similarly about Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra too? #CharacterlessCongress— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) December 27, 2015