AAP leader Raghav Chadha's Rakhi Sawant tweet receive flak from netizens
Furious Twitter users called out at Chadha for a display of "despicable misogyny" and demanded an apology for Sawant.
Chadha's sexist tweet came after Sidhu earlier in the day posted a tweet mocking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his government's notification (in December last year) of one of the centre's three contentious farm laws.
"The Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics - Navjot Singh Sidhu - has received a scolding from (the) Congress high command for non-stop rant against Capt. (Chief Minister Amarinder Singh) ... therefore today, for a change, he went after Arvind Kejriwal," Raghav Chadha tweeted in response.
The Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics -Navjot Singh Sidhu- has received a scolding from Congress high command for non stop rant against Capt. Therefore today,for a change, he went after Arvind Kejriwal. Wait till tomorrow for he shall resume his diatribe against Capt with vehemence https://t.co/9SDr8js8tA— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) September 17, 2021
Sidhu also responded telling Chadha: "They say man descended from the apes and the monkeys, Looking at your mind Raghav Chadha... I believe you are still descending."
He then reminded Chadha saying: "You still haven't answered my question about notifying the farm laws..."
They say man descended from the apes and the monkeys, Looking at your mind @raghav_chadha I believe you are still descending ! You still haven’t answered my question about notifying the Farm Laws by your Government.— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 17, 2021
Chadha's tweet didn't go well among Twitter users as well with former AAP member Alka Lamba, who is a Congress leader now, saying the comment showed the mentality of the AAP, and that she equated it with the RSS's thinking.
Some of the other tweets criticising Raghav Chadha are:
Didn’t expect this awful misogyny from you Raghav. You have to conflate an insult to a rival with a woman. Shameful. Apologise to Rakhi Sawant https://t.co/Qvk1DY9Bhf— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) September 17, 2021
Misogyny continues to dominate Indian politics. Criticism of a rival cannot be done without dragging in a woman’s name. Shame on you Raghav. https://t.co/BmyvsGTl44— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) September 17, 2021
Excuse me, what has Rakhi Sawant to do with this? https://t.co/7rFoQ56TPY— Bobins Abraham Vayalil (@BobinsAbraham) September 17, 2021