Anurag Thakur denies FB witch remark on Sonia
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anurag Thakur has denied calling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi a dayan (witch) in a Facebook post in reaction to the India vs Bharat debate on rapes let loose by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Amid reports that he had called Sonia Gandhi a witch on Facebook, Thakur, who is an MP and President of BJYM (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha), said the post in question is not his.
Media reports quoted him on Sunday saying that he never made the comment and the publication that carried the story did not check that it was a fake account.
"They didn't even bother to ask me. I have never commented on any woman or, on any individual. It is all false," he was quoted saying.
According to India Today, Thakur's alleged post on Facebook in defence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's India vs Bharat row on rapes, said: "The difference between India and Bharat is that India is the place where The Dirty Picture gets a national award. India is the place where Mahesh Bhatt talks about sex with his daughter. India is the place where Sherlyn Chopra gets her picture clicked for the cover of Playboy and says had my father been alive, he would have been extremely proud of me. India is the place where the media celebrates the birthday of a foreign porn star. India is the place where a woman like Poonam Pandey openly speaks about stripping herself naked."
"India is the place where the top leaders of the country are puppets in the hands of a (dayan) witch," the post also said referring to Sonia Gandhi.
Triggering a controversy, Mohan Bhagwat earlier had said rapes happened only in "India" and not in "Bharat", apparently blaming the urbanisation and westernisation of society for such crimes.
Political leaders from different parties slammed Bhagwat over the remarks.
Mohan Bhagwat sparked another another controversy with his latest remark on marital contract where he said a woman is suppose to do household chores and a man is contract bound to then protect her.