Comrade Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), issued the following statement on 14 March, 2015 :-
We strongly condemn the most despicable, highly objectionable, vulgar and putrid remark JD(U) MP Sharad Jadav made about the South Indian women in the upper house on 13 March while taking part in the debate on the Insurance bill. Such a debased comment which smacks of a pervert mind and misogynic attitude is unbecoming of a person who sits in the legislature as people’s representative. It is also equally indignant that almost all the male members cutting across party line enjoyed such an obscene comment instead of protesting which showed to what low their cultural standard has stooped to. An NCP member D P Tripathi went to the extent of adding spice by quoting from the erotic verses of Kalidasa. More shameful is, when DMK MP Kanimozhi objected to such deliberate dishonouring of the dignity of women, other male members calmed her down as if such was no serious a matter but simply a joke.
When atrocities on women including rape, gang rape and even killing is growing in the country and there is a concerted effort on the part of the vested interest and reaction to project women as mere object of pleasure thereby shattering the moral base of the society, such a lascivious comment from a member of the highest law making body of the country would only worsen the situation further and encourage the criminals outraging the modesty of women. We, therefore, demand that Shri Jadav be forthwith disqualified as an MP and appropriate punitive measure be taken against him and all others who joined him in this vulgar caricature should be admonished to uphold the dignity of the House.