Chandigarh, March 13
Haryana State Ladies Fee has sought an evidence from Congress chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda for using a tractor that was pulled by his social gathering’s girls legislators to protest the rise in gasoline costs earlier this week.
Fee chairperson (officiating) Preeti Bhardwaj shot off a letter to Hooda, who’s the Chief of the Opposition within the Haryana Meeting, citing news reviews.
Hooda on Monday rode a tractor pulled by social gathering legislators on the way in which to the state Meeting right here to protest the rise in gasoline costs. Monday occurred to be Worldwide Ladies’s Day and on the event, girls MLAs from throughout events had presided over the day’s proceedings within the Haryana Meeting.
Hooda together with some social gathering legislators sat on the tractor whereas another Congress MLAs pulled the tractor with ropes.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had expressed his anguish over the incident and stated within the Meeting, “This therapy to girls MLAs was worse than bonded labour.”
As recognized to the entire world, the day is well known as Worldwide Ladies’s Day and the occasion shocked all the nation, Bhardwaj wrote within the letter.
Looking for a “strict written rationalization” from Hooda inside three days (by Sunday), Bhardwaj wrote why strict penal motion beneath related provisions of regulation might not be taken in opposition to him.
Within the communication, she wrote, “What’s vital to know right here is the truth that this act was dedicated with the ulterior motive and intention to hurt, disrespect and strip the dignity of ladies on Ladies’s Day itself.”
“You might have dedicated an act of gendered political violence with the motive to watershed the relevance of all occasions deliberate for March eight Ladies’s Day. Sadly, you selected girls to commit this undignified and disrespectful act that has hanged the heads of every body, no matter gender or social gathering or any affiliations, in disgrace…You selected to problem our existence—as girls,” she wrote.
Bhardwaj alleged that Hooda selected to problem girls MLAs of Haryana “by trying to strip them of their pleasure and pleasure as presiding officers” within the Haryana Meeting.
You selected to problem the pinnacle of the federal government–chief minister of Haryana—who was overwhelmed whereas making a degree concerning in context of this incident subsequent day earlier than entire power of the Legislative Meeting, she stated.
She additional added, “You selected to problem and also you managed to play with the emotional join that every individual has with girls of their lives – as grandmother, as mom, as daughter, as spouse, as niece, as colleague, as social gathering employee, as neighbour and a Goddess, too.”
One of many MLAs who had pulled the tractor, Shakuntala Khatak, had on Thursday asserted that she by no means thought-about herself lower than males and accused the BJP of “taking part in soiled politics” over the matter.
“That is our inner matter. When I’m not complaining, why have they got an issue? He (Hooda) is my chief, he’s like my father. If I’ve to push a truck, I’ll try this too,” Khatak had instructed reporters right here. PTI