BJP’s Mahto should apologize, party should publicly chastise him: Demands Congress on Mahto’s ‘tana-tan’ terming
Raipur/ Chhattisgarh, October 4: BJP again lands in controversy as its Chhattisgarh leader and MP Banshilal Mahto allegedly described the state’s girls as ‘tana-tan’, which is a colloquial term that opposition parties termed as sexist.
An action has been demanded by the opposition parties against the 77-year-old Lok Sabha member.
A video goes viral in social media that purportedly show Mahto making the remarks during a wrestling competition at Korba on October 2.
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Despite repeated attempts, Mahto and top BJP state leaders could not be reached for comment amid uproar over Mahto’s remarks.
Congress leader TS Singh Deo told that it was a disrespect for women and thus Mahto need to apologize for his comment. Deo added that legal action should be taken against Mahto.
Janata Congress Chhattisgarh vice-president Amit Jogi asserted that Mahto’s statement is unfortunate and it reflects the mindset of BJP.
Jogi said that their women’s wing has launched a campaign against Mahto. “He should apologize and his party should publicly chastise him,” said Jogi, “If not, we will be compelled to lodge a FIR against him and see that he is prosecuted for demeaning women.”