These pictures showing how women BJP workers in Gujarat are protesting against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi are going viral on the internet. The BJP’s women workers on Wednesday protested Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Kabhi RSS shaakha mein mahilaon ko dekha hai shorts mein?’ remark. These viral pictures are from protests in Rajkot. A huge controversy erupted after Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the RSS and BJP alleging that they did not give any importance to women and asked how many of them were seen attending the Sangh’s ‘shakhas’.
What did Rahul say?
“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 said at a gathering of students in Vadodara on the second day of his election campaign in Gujarat, according to PTI. He said in contrast, women work at every level in the Congress.
“Their organisation is the RSS. How many women are there in the RSS… Have you ever seen any woman in shakhas wearing shorts?” he said in a sarcastic tone. “In the Congress you will see women at every level in the organisation,” he said, the news agency reported.
Khakhi shorts were a trademark of RSS volunteers which they used to wear during their drills in the past, before they changed to full pants over an year back.
The Congress leader began his second day of ‘Navsarjan Yatra’ in central Gujarat region from Vadodara by addressing students.