The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Karnataka DGP Neelmani Raju asking for an investigation in an incident where former Karnataka chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah is seen misbehaving with a woman.
— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2019
Earlier today, in a despicable instance of outraging a woman’s modesty, former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior leader the Congress party snatched at the dupatta of a woman, pulling it away from her body, in an attempt to intimidate her.
The incident took place in Mysuru when the woman was trying to register a complaint with former CM Siddaramaiah regarding the absence of his son Yathindra, an MLA of Varuna constituency to the constituency after winning elections. As the aggrieved lady took the name of his son Yathindra, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah lost his temper. The woman complained that she was unable to reach Yathindra which angered Siddaramaiah. He reacted by getting aggressive and berating the woman suggesting that the complaint made it seem as if his son had committed a great crime.
Sidaaramaiah reportedly told the woman to shut up and mocked her for ‘speaking as if she is a top leader’. The woman has been identified as one Jameela. Senior Congress leaders had tried to justify Siddaramaiah’s act and even tried to dismiss it by suggesting that the dupatta came with the mic. Even Siddaramaiah’s son has gone on record to state that his father shouldn’t apologize for his conduct. He said that he shouldn’t have lost his cool but there’s no need for an apology. Yathindra went on to claim that the aggrieved lady belongs to Congress party and added that she was an ardent follower of former CM Siddaramaiah.