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Cong Chief DK Shivakumar condemns MLA Ramesh Kumar’s ‘rape’ remark

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar in the afternoon of Friday December 17 has condemned the Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar’s distasteful comment, ‘enjoy rape if inevitable’, made on Thrursday December 16 in the Assembly.

Shivakumar admitting that men in politics still have regressive attitude towards women. He tweeted, “The Congress party condemns the words spoken by one of our own legislators in the Karnataka assembly. The insensitive remarks against women are contrary to the values of gender equality the Congress party champions.”

Continuing on another tweet, he wrote, “While we note that the legislator has tendered an apology, the incident in the assembly is a sign that all of us men in politics need to do better to shed our inherent regressive attitudes towards women.”

He also quote tweeted and asked for pardon stating, “As the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, I am deeply saddened that such words were uttered by. Congress MLA. To all the women of Karnataka, I am sorry and I will ensure words like these are never repeated.”

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