Kerala Congress leader makes sexist remark, sparks row

Politics

24 Jan 2019

Pinarayi is 'worse than woman': Congress leader makes sexist comment

Former Parliamentarian K Sudhakaran has sparked a row with his sexist comment which he made while trading barbs at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Inaugurating a state-level picketing programme in Kasaragod, Sudhakaran said Vijayan didn't do anything for the state.

He said when CPM eulogized Vijayan, everyone including the Congress, hoped he would bring about a change. But he failed to deliver.

Here's more.

The event

He failed to act like a man: Sudhakaran on Vijayan

He failed to act like a man: Sudhakaran on Vijayan

The Congress-led UDF had organized picketing campaign outside secretariat to protest CPM's rehabilitation work for 2018 floods.

Sudhakaran, one of three working Presidents of Kerala Congress, said "even we thought" Vijayan would do something "like a man".

"Not only has he failed to act like a man, the reality shows us that he has proved to be worse than a woman," he added.

History

Sudhakaran has a knack of making problematic statements

Sudhakaran led the Congress' protest against the Supreme Court order which allowed women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa.

The Congress leader had once called menstruating women 'impure' saying temple traditions shouldn't be changed to pave way for women's entry.

Once he also passed objectionable remarks about Arpo Arthavam event which was organized to bust menstruation myths.

Love Politics news?

Stay updated with the latest happenings.

Yes, notify Me

Bad press

On day Priyanka got important post, leader makes sexist remark

Ironically, Sudhakaran's remarks came on a day when his party President Rahul Gandhi gave an important post to his sister Priyanka, in hope that she would revive Congress' ideology.

Notably, Gandhi also landed in trouble earlier this month after he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unable to defend himself in the Parliament, hence he hid "behind a woman".

Share this timeline

Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan

Priyanka Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Arpo Arthavam

Congress-led UDF

CPM

Former Parliamentarian K Sudhakaran

K Sudhakaran

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Congress

Lord Ayyappa

Narendra Modi

President Rahul Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Supreme Court

Share this timeline

Ask NewsBytes
User Image

Most asked questions

Who is K Sudhakaran?

What did K Sudhakaran say?

Why is Congress attacking CPM in Kerala?

Has any action been taken against Sudhakaran?

More questions

Who is K Sudhakaran?

Asked 2019-01-24 18:52:41 by Anika Venkatesan

Answered by NewsBytes

K Sudhakaran is a Congress leader who was an MP from Kannur.

What did K Sudhakaran say?

Asked 2019-01-24 18:52:41 by Amit Singh

Answered by NewsBytes

Sudhakaran said Kerala CM Pinrayi Vijayan didn't do anything for the state and was worse than a woman.

Why is Congress attacking CPM in Kerala?

Asked 2019-01-24 18:52:41 by Aradhya Bose

Answered by NewsBytes

Congress protested against CPM's rehabilitation work. The state was hit by floods last year.

Has any action been taken against Sudhakaran?

Asked 2019-01-24 18:52:41 by Amit Patil

Answered by NewsBytes

No. No action has been taken as of now.

Next Timeline