Minister Madhuswamy in soup for addressing women as 'rascals' in heated spat

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Minister Madhuswamy in soup for addressing women as 'rascals' in heated spat

Minister Madhuswamy in soup for addressing women as 'rascals' in heated spat

Bhavana S   ¦    May 21, 2020 09:52:03 AM (IST)

Minister Madhuswamy in soup for addressing women as \'rascals\' in heated spat-1Kolar: Law and parliamentary affairs minister J C Madhuswamy has stirred a fresh controversy for calling a few women "rascals" when they met him seeking action against lake encroachment

The incident reportedly occurred at the SA Agrahara village in the Kolar taluk on Wednesday evening

Minister Madhuswamy was in Kolar on Wednesday to review the KC Valley project implementation.

According to eyewitnesses, chaos started when a group of women met him seeking action against the lake encroachment in their village. These women belong to various self-help groups and the farmers association.

When the minister didn't provide them with any assurances, the women started an argument. At that time, the minister addressed them as "rascals", sparking outrage.

The women folk who were upset by the minister's unparliamentary language continued arguing with him, and demanded an explanation for why he called them "rascals". When the matter did not subside, the police intervened and dispersed the mob.

The entire episode was recorded on a mobile and the video soon went viral.

Following the incident, former chief minister Siddaramaiah urged CM B S Yediyurappa to drop Madhuswamy from the state cabinet.

The episode is expected to create an embarrassing situation for the state government.