Congress MLA’s Comment Sparks Controversy Over Rahul Gandhi’s Alleged “Flying Kiss”
The political arena was still buzzing with discussions about Rahul Gandhi’s alleged “flying kiss” incident in Parliament when a statement from a Congress MLA added fresh fuel to the fire. Congress MLA Neetu Singh’s comment on the matter not only intensified the controversy but also triggered a heated exchange of views. Reacting to Union Minister Smriti Irani’s allegations, Neetu Singh asserted that Rahul Gandhi, the leader of their party, has no dearth of young women supporters.
In a widely circulated video, Neetu Singh can be heard stating, “If Rahul Gandhi intended to give a flying kiss, he would have directed it towards a younger woman. Why would he send a flying kiss to a 50-year-old woman?” She further dismissed these claims as baseless.
The video of Neetu Singh’s statement was shared on Twitter by BJP spokesperson Shahzad Poonawalla, who remarked, “Even within the House, the Congress, with an anti-women stance, defends Rahul’s actions.”
Union Minister Smriti Irani stirred the controversy when she accused Congress MP Rahul Gandhi of blowing “flying kisses” towards women MPs as he exited the Lok Sabha after his speech during the no-confidence motion debate.
Irani stated, “The member who spoke before me displayed indecency while leaving the House. Only a person with a misogynistic attitude would offer a flying kiss in a setting where women parliamentarians are present. In all my years in the Parliament, I have never witnessed such unbecoming behavior.”
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In response, the Congress asserted that Rahul Gandhi’s gesture was aimed at BJP MPs, whom he referred to as brothers and sisters, and was not directed towards any specific minister or MP, let alone Union Minister Smriti Irani.
The controversy continues to spark debates and discussions within the political spectrum, highlighting differing viewpoints on the gesture’s intent and its appropriateness in the parliamentary context.