Sack Maharashtra women's commission chief, says NCP

NCP today sought dismissal of the state women's commission chief Vijaya Rahatkar, claiming she was "misusing" her post.

"Rahatkar, who is also chief of BJP Mahila Morcha, women's wing of that party, should be sacked as the commission
head, as she has misused the position," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

"The commission has shown remarkable alacrity in dealing with the complaint by a BJP worker who objected to my referring Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde as 'liquor lady' for opposing the government's proposal to cut water supply to breweries in the state," Malik told reporters.

"However, the same agility was not shown despite complaints against senior minister Girish Bapat's 'confession' that he watched blue films," Malik said.

"The commission has also not taken any decision on a complaint by a woman BJP worker who accused the then BJP
Mumbai Yuva Morcha president Ganesh Pandey of molestation bid," Malik said.

Pandey was expelled from the party and the entire unit dissolved after the woman member complained to city BJP chief Ashish Shelar, he said.

Bapat had caused a flutter last year when he commented about watching 'those late night clips' while addressing an
audience comprising students at Pune.

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