Kerala Elections 2021: Congress protests over Left leader's remarks on Rahul Gandhi
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Kerala Elections 2021: Congress protests over Left leader's remarks on Rahul Gandhi

Kerala goes to the polls on April 6 to elect 140 legislators.

Congress leaders have reportedly opposed the remarks made by Idukki's former Lok Sabha MP Joyce George, who said that women in Kerala should be wary of Rahul Gandhi.

This controversial remark was made by George during his campaign for state Power Minister M.M. Mani at Erettayar in the Idukki district on Monday.

In 2014, George was the Idukki Lok Sabha member of the left; however, he lost to Congress' Dean Kuriakose in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

During the speech, George went on to mention how 'Gandhi is a bachelor and he goes only to interact with girls at the college campus'.

"Gandhi is a problem maker and, hence women should be wary of him," said George, while Mani was sitting on the dais.

Kuriakose said on Tuesday reacted sharply to these remarks by saying that they treat these statements with disdain and will approach the appropriate authorities.

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Idukki district Congress committee president Ibrahimkutty Kallar stated that this showed the way George has been groomed and what he actually is.

"We will be approaching the Election Commission and also organise a protest in Idukki, later in the day," said Kallar.

Subordinately, Gandhi was at Idukki on a whirlwind campaign last week and has raised the hopes of his party in the district.

Kerala goes to the polls on April 6 to elect 140 legislators.

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(With inputs from IANS)

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