When the Congress party member Renuka Chowdhary was laughing loudly during the PM’s speech at the Upper House of the Parliament, she had been indirectly termed as Suprnakha, a character in the classical epic Ramayana.
Although she meekly accepted that remark inside the Parliament, she remained calm and balanced at her censure.
Many a man strived to show what they were liking which on certain occasions seems odd to many a woman. Conversely, the women usually have a clear idea of what they do not want to swallow gladly.
When she was ironically compared with Raven’s clan, the BJP lawmakers adorning their respective seats were also seen laughing at the remark. What was worth visible in the video of the Rajya Sabha was an observance of no silly laugh on the part of the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman.
However, some more leaders were far from that kind of derisive laugh. The laughing leaders felt no compunction in evading the unanimous discourteous expression. The party’s one woman member in the picture also appeared in laughing pose.
What moral was set by the BJP often claiming its utmost respect for the women? They seemed to have forgotten that the Lankan King Raven licked defeat at the hands of Lord Rama because of Sita’s disrespect.
But recognizing what we do not want is not one and the same as knowing what we feel like. The members’ elbows close to the long desks and mouths wide open with clear expressions of loud laugh were in no manner refined.
Although Renuka Chowdhary’s conduct in several issues remained a matter of discussion in the past years yet the gesture shown by the BJP men somehow established a bad precedent in the Parliament. What type of message had they conveyed this way?