Sushma Swaraj hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says BJP not 'anti-women'

Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday lashed out at BJP's rivals' claims that the party was anti-women. "But given the improper and indecent language he used, I do not think this question deserves an answer". She said that Gujarat is one such state where every women is an entrepreneur and if she gets benefit from the Mudra Yojana run by the Central Government, then she can do great work for the country as well as for her family.

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Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said, "He is the Congress vice president and most probably will be appointed the party president". There are six women Ministers in the current Union Cabinet, the Minister pointed out.Ms Swaraj also exemplified with her own appointment as External Affairs Minister in 2014, and that of Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister this year.AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had recently alleged that BJP was biased against women, even going to the extent of commenting on ideological outfit RSS."The BJP's main outfit is the RSS". How many women are there in the RSS.

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The point Rahul Gandhi was trying to make was the the RSS, the parent organisation of the BJP, was anti-women. "I have never seen", the Congress leader had said in a sarcastic tone.

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New Delhi, Oct 13 Continuing her humanitarian gesture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today announced that two Pakistani nationals will be given visa for undergoing liver transplant surgeries in India. "The BJP's thinking is that till women are silent they are good, when they start speaking up they try to shut them (women) up", Gandhi was quoted as saying by PTI. Have you seen a woman in shorts at their shakhas? "The moment a woman opens her mouth, they want to shut her up". Irani was also joined in by CM Vijay Rupani's wife Anjali who said, "Rahul probably didn't know that women are active in the RSS since 1936 - well before India won freedom, and well before the Congress vice-president was born".

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