press trust of india
NEW DELHI, 27 JULY: Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who has drawn flak for his “tanch maal” remark on a woman MP from the party, today hit out at the media, blaming its “TRP race” for the controversy.
“In its race for TRP rating, the media is running amok. A commonly used phrase for praising a person is being labelled Sexist! Deplorable.”
“100 Tanch means 100 per cent pure. And the media calls it Sexist ! For a change they should do some introspection instead of gunning for Politicians,” Mr Singh commented in his two posts on the microblogging site Twitter this morning.
“Our party MP, Meenakshi Natrajan is a Gandhian, simple and an honest leader. She keeps going from place to place in her constituency. I am a seasoned smith of politics. Meenakshi Sou Tanch Khara Maal Hai (totally pure),” the Congress General Secretary had said addressing party workers in Mandsaur town in MP on Thursday.