In what would be considered a new low in the history of Indian politics, political orator Nanjil Sampath hurled abusive, derogatory and sexist jibes at Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi while campaigning for Congress’ Lok Sabha candidate V Vaithilingam on Wednesday.
For unknown reasons, Sampath resorted to abusing the governor Kiran Bedi, a post which is generally believed to be above politics. He called her a BJP governor and mistakenly referred to her as ‘Nirav Modi.’ However perhaps all the limits were crossed when he went on to make misogynist remarks about the decorated ex-IPS officer.
“There are BJP governors in 21 states in India. Here one woman, Nirav Modi, we don’t know if it is a man or a woman. (the man from behind corrects Sampath and whispers in his ears that it is Kiran Bedi).. Kiran Bedi. What atrocity is she doing? I am asking, are you a constitutional authority? Were you chosen by the people? After being castrated in Delhi, should you be sent to Pondicherry?” he said.
The people standing behind Sampath smile as he continues making distasteful slurs against Bedi. Sampath also made allegations of obstructing the Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy’s welfare schemes against Bedi. “Is this how a democracy works?” he questioned.
Meanwhile, Taking strong exception to Nanjil Sampath’s derogatory remarks against Kiran Bedi, BJP general secretary S Ravichandran has petitioned to Electoral Officer V Candavelou, National Commission for Women and the senior superintendent of police (Law and Order), seeking action against him.