AAP Protests Against BJP Legislator’s Sexist Remarks


New Delhi:  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters on Wednesday protested outside the house of BJP legislator O P Sharma, for his alleged sexist remarks about AAP MLA Alka Lamba in the Delhi Assembly a day earlier.

During a discussion in the Assembly, Sharma said about Lamba: “Yeh raat bhar ghoomne wali hai (She’s the type who roams around all night).”

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AAP legislators demanded Sharma’s suspension from the House. Speaker Ramniwas Goel called Sharma’s comment “shameful” and suspended the BJP leader until Friday.

“We want O P Sharma to apologies for his remarks against a woman,” an AAP worker told. The Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal also expressed shock at Sharma’s derogatory remarks and assured Lamba of the Commission’s support.

Maliwal called Sharma a “habitual offender” and someone who lacks respect for women. She added that the Commission had earlier recommended filing an FIR against Sharma, who in August called Lamba “a drug addict.”