The issue was raised in the House by Congress member from Supaul Ranjita Ranjan, who said BJP National Kisan Morcha chief OP Dhankar's reported remark is an ‘insult’ to women. (Agencies)
"Those who sit in the high offices should not use derogatory remarks as it hurts the feelings of people, culture and tradition of our country. We all must do the needful to ensure that such incidents do not occur," Mahajan said.
Dhankar, who contested the Lok Sabha polls from Rohtak, had lost to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's son Deepender Singh Hooda. Rohtak was the lone seat in Haryana that the Congress could win.
The BJP has, however, maintained that Dhankar was misquoted.
Ranjan also referred to the recent controversial remarks of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal warning the CPI-M men that he will let loose his boys in their homes and they will commit rape.
The Congress MP wondered why people dragged women in every issue. Ranjan later said that she was thankful to Mahajan for responding on the issue.
Ranjita's husband Rajesh Ranjan, who is an MP from Madhepura, had given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
The controversy had led to disruption in Bihar Assembly as well.
The issue was raised in the House by Congress member from Supaul Ranjita Ranjan, who said BJP National Kisan Morcha chief OP Dhankar's reported remark is an ‘insult’ to women.