His controversial comment was made about Congress hyperlinks with a well being inspector who’s accused of molesting a girl who had sought a COVID-19 damaging certificates.
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Kerala opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday withdrew his remarks relating to rape and expressed remorse over it. His controversial comment was made about Congress hyperlinks with a well being inspector who’s accused of molesting a girl who had sought a COVID-19 damaging certificates.
“My phrases, even when misinterpreted and brought out of context, shouldn’t trigger even the slightest ache for ladies. I’ve labored so lengthy with the political conviction that such a reference shouldn’t occur from my facet. I withdraws my reference and categorical my remorse,” he mentioned in a Fb put up.
At a press convention on Tuesday, Chennithala was questioned over the well being inspector’s affiliation to the Congress occasion. “The well being inspector is a employee of the Congress-affiliated service union. If all of the Congress staff sexually assault girls like this, how can girls reside?” the chief was requested.
Chennithala responded by saying, “Is there any written rule that solely DYFI activists can rape? It’s being falsely propagated that the accused Pradeep Kumar is a Congress activist. After I enquired, I could not discover this.”
This remark had invited the ire of a number of folks.
Kerala Well being minister KK Shailaja had demanded an apology from Chennithala.
In his Fb put up on Wednesday, Chennithala mentioned: There are Incidents of atrocities towards girls even within the authorities system, which Kerala by no means witnessed in its historical past. Kerala was ashamed of the incidents that even Covid sufferers have been tortured.”
“I realised that whereas answering a query in yesterday’s press convention, there was an unintentional reference from my facet which I’ve not even thought in my thoughts,” he added.