Kishori Pednekar remark case: A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) hailing from Bharatiya Janata Party is in trouble for making a controversial comment on the Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar. After his comment was picked by news media and the women's commission objected to it by writing to the Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Pednekar says that she will file a police complaint.
Not stopping here, Kishori Pednekar has also written to the Home Minister of Maharashtra Dilip Valse Patil about the remarks made by the politician on the Worli cylinder blast incident, which claimed the lives of three people of a family.
In her letter to the home minister, Pednekar alleged that the MLA in a press conference on December 4, while addressing the Worli Blast said, "The Mumbai Mayor visited (those injured in the blast) after 72 hours of the incident. Where were you (the mayor) sleeping for these many hours?" In the letter, Pednekar wrote that the Mayor of Mumbai is "the first citizen" an important post while the political leader described her in an "objectable" way.
Twelve women corporators from the BJP have also written to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vishwas Nagre Patil seeking actions against those who are retweeting and sharing the post insulting Kishori Pednekar on social media.
Mayor Kishori Pednekar's letter also mentioned that the words used by the politician Ashish Shelar "insulted her and all women."
MLA Ashish Shelar allegedly made the controversial remark after the mayor visited the survivors of the cylinder blast. On December 6, Monday, the chairperson of the Women's Commission of Maharashtra, Rupali Chakankar objected to the comments made by the political leader. She also asked the Commissioner to submit a report on the issue under sections 12 (2) and 12 (3) of the Maharashtra State Commission of Women Act of 1993.
Chakankar also took to social media and said that such "insulting comments" by public representatives will "not be tolerated."
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