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Karnataka Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar: “When Rape is inevitable, Enjoy it”

Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar

A huge controversy has erupted as Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar, in the Karnataka Assembly, said that “Rape is inevitable, Enjoy it”.

A huge controversy has erupted and this time it’s Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar from Karnataka who is in the trouble waters. He was seen making a shocking and sexiest statement in the Legislative Assembly. The senior leader, who has also been the former speaker in the Legislative Assembly, on Thursday, said, “There is a saying that when rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it.” Meanwhile, Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, the speaker in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly was seen laughing at the statement made by Kumar

The video of Kumar speaking those outrageous remarks had gone viral all over the social media platforms, drawing him huge criticisms from people. The remark by Ramesh Kumar was made at a time when MLAs were demanding time to speak over the farmer’s issue. Hegde, the speaker, questioned that how the session could be conducted if the time was allotted to everyone. He further added that my concern is about the business and the proceedings of the house that must also be covered. 

Later, when the video went viral, Kumar took to his Twitter and replying to a tweet about the incident apologized and said “I would like to express my sincere apologies to everyone for the indifferent and negligent comment I made in today’s assembly about “Rape!” My intention was not trivialise or make light of the heinous crime, but an off the cuff remark! I will choose my words carefully henceforth!”

His remark has sparked massive controversy and people from his old party (Congress) has condemned his remark. Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sowmya Reddy wrote “The House shall apologise to entire womanhood, every mother, sister & daughter of this nation for such an obnoxious & shameless behaviour.”

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This is not the first time that Ramesh Kumar had made such an outrageous comment. Earlier, in February 2019, when he was the speaker in the legislative assembly, he has compared himself with a ‘Rape Survivor’ when his name emerged in a controversial audio clip.

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