While addressing a gathering as part of the election campaign, former Idukki MP and lawyer Joyce George has made derogatory remarks against senior Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi. He was addressing the gathering as part of the election campaign of LDF candidate MM Mani in the Udumbanchola constituency.
He reportedly said, "Rahul Gandhi's programme is such that he will only visit women colleges. He will go there and teach girls to bend. My dear children, please don't bend and stand in front of him...he is not married."
George was referring to Rahul Gandhi's visit to St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam. During his visit, one of the students among the audience had asked him to teach her some basic principles of Aikido, a Japanese martial art. The visuals of Rahul Gandhi teaching the student went viral on social media. The senior Congress leader has earlier won the black belt in Aikido.
While reacting to the incident, politician PJ Joseph said that Joyce George's remark against Rahul Gandhi was immature. He even demanded that Joyce should clarify that whether his remarks were the opinion of LDF.
PJ Joseph even said that Jose K Mani's love jihad statement was also immature and he occasionally makes such statements and withdraws them.
Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has corrected former MP Joyce George for his remarks against Rahul Gandhi. He said that they do not attack Rahul Gandhi personally and only political criticism was raised against Rahul Gandhi. While MM Mani who was there on the stage with Joyce George came out in support of George. He said that Joyce didn't make any anti-woman remarks and only criticised Rahul Gandhi. MM Mani even added that the Congress party was trying to get more votes by creating unnecessary controversy.