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Insensitive remark on rape: Cong MLA Ramesh Kumar apologises after backlash

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Belagavi: Senior Congress MLA and former Karnataka Assembly Speaker K. R. Ramesh Kumar on Friday December 17 has apologised for his remarks, “enjoy rape when it is inevitable” made in Assembly on Thursday December 16.

“I would like to express my sincere apologies to everyone for the indifferent and negligent comment I made in today’s assembly about ‘Rape!’ My intention was not trivialise or make light of the heinous crime, but an off the cuff remark! I will choose my words carefully henceforth!” Ramesh Kumar tweeted.

Following his insensitive comment on Thursday, the Former Minister was flayed from various quarters including the MLAs from his own party.

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma denounced his the statement and tweeted, “It is extremely sad and unfortunate that we still have public representative who are misogynists and have horrible mindset towards women. It’s really disgusting. If they sit in assemblies and speak like this how they must be behaving with women in their lives?”

Khanapur MLA Anjali Nimbalkar of Congress tweeted, “The House shall apologise to entire womanhood, every mother, sister & daughter of this nation for such an obnoxious & shameless behaviour.”

Another Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy too came down heavily on his shocking comment.

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