APWC seeks action against TD leader for comments against Roja

Vijayawada: AP Women’s Commission (APWC) chairperson Vasireddy Padma has on Saturday written a letter to DGP K.V. Rajendranath Reddy seeking action against Telugu Desam leader and ex-minister Bandaru Satyanarayana for allegedly abusing tourism minister R.K. Roja.

Padma said that Satyanarayana had in a press conference made adverse, despicable remarks personally abusing Roja, insulting her modesty and defaming the woman minister.

YSR Congress MLC Pothula Suneetha, in turn, lodged a complaint against Bandaru Satyanarayana with the AP Women’s Commission. Suneetha took offense to Satyanarayana going on to state that the woman minister had previously acted in blue films. The ex-minister then went on to ask how many blue films she had made.

The MLC underlined that utterances of TD leader violate the Right to Live with Dignity that is guaranteed to a woman under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

She said such utterances, apart from being a crime under Sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman); attract action against section 503 (criminal intimidation) and 499 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code.

Suneetha wanted APWC to take necessary action against Satyanarayana.

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