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#MeToo: BJP lawmaker backs Nana Patekar in Tanushree Dutta's allegations; says 'women target men and take 2-4 lakh'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 October 2018, 16:56 IST

The Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar case has taken a political turn, as the #MeToo campaign triggered out after the Dhol actress shared her assault ordeal in public on the film set. Speaking on the latest rebellion across the country a BJP lawmaker said that the #MeToo movement in India is the beginning of a "wrong practice".

The BJP parliamentarian, Udit Raj in a series of tweet stated that women "habitually" take two-four lakhs to fling allegations at men, and then target another. The politician backed actor Nana Patekar, who has been accused of sexually harassing a co-star Tanushree Dutta 10 years ago.

"The #MeToo campaign is necessary but what is the meaning of accusing someone of sexual harassment after 10 years? After years how can it be possible to verify the facts of the events? It must be considered that it can ruin the image of the person who has been accused. It is the beginning of a wrong practice," the BJP lawmaker tweeted in Hindi.

Speaking to reporters, his views became exponentially worse. "Habitually women take two-four lakhs, level allegations on men and then pick another man. I accept it is in man's nature. But are women perfect? Can it not be misused? A man's life gets destroyed because of this," Udit Raj was quoted as telling news agency ANI.

Udit Raj's comment hit out a fresh outrage as he has questioned the credibility of the victims on the time when several women are coming out on social media to share their #MeToo experiences with powerful men in the media, films and entertainment industry.

Also read: #MeToo: BJP MP questions the credibility of the victims; says ‘one has to think about the impact on the image of the accused’

First published: 9 October 2018, 16:56 IST
 
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