After Banwarilal Purohit's patgate', Tamil Nadu BJP leader insults women scribes in a Facebook post, mocks cheek-pat incident

Chennai: Actor-turned-BJP politician S Ve Shekher has stoked a controversy with his derogatory remarks about the media and in particular against women scribes, drawing the ire of journalists. His shared Facebook post, reportedly put out on Thursday but later found removed, makes insinuations against the media and women journalists in light of the 'patgate' row involving Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

BJP minister S Ve Shekher. Image Courtsey: @SVESHEKHER (official handle)

BJP leaderS Ve Shekher.
Image Courtesy: @SVESHEKHER

Shekher's shared post also had some caustic references to the woman scribe whose cheek the governor patted. These drew instant condemnation, with a number of individual journalists lashing out at his post. The Chennai Union of Journalists criticised Shekher for the post, with many journalists also taking to Twitter and Facebook to condemn him.

The 78-year-old governor had patted on the cheek of a woman journalist earlier this week during the conclusion of a press meet in Chennai, apparently to diplomatically avoid queries posed by her. The incident had triggered a furore with political parties, including the opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), calling for his removal as Tamil Nadu governor.

Purohit had later apologised to the woman scribe. She accepted his apology but doubted his contention behind the act.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Apr 20, 2018 20:01 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: India’s top lifestyle bloggers share their trade secrets on the latest episode
  • Friday, July 27, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Reviewing Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Fallout in 10 questions
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 It's a Wrap: Fanney Khan stars Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pihu Sand in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Partition's real cost: Sonam Kalra revisits accounts of separation, loss in a spellbinding performance
  • Monday, August 13, 2018 Asian Games 2018: How Indian women's hockey team moved on from heartbreak at London World Cup

Also See