Complaint against U Prathibha MLA for remark against journalists, CPM to take action
Thiruvananthapuram: A first-time woman CPM legislator, U. Prathibha Hari has landed herself in a spot of bother following a remark she made against journalists.
A Congress worker has registered a complaint with state police chief Lokanath Behera seeking action against her.
Prathibha, who represents the Kayamkulam assembly constituency, had appeared live on her Facebook page late last night and was expressing her displeasure against journalists. "it's better that instead of doing reports, journalists should wash the feet of women who sell their bodies for a living and drink that water," she said.
Her remark led to a heated discussion since Saturday morning on a journalist WhatsApp group and soon came the news that a Youth Congress worker A.M. Rohith has filed a complaint with the state police chief seeking action against her.
The Kerala Union of Working Journalists has condemned the remark and sought an apology from her.
The CPM Alappuzha district committee also expressed its displeasure, saying it was an unwarranted remark and that they will question her.
CPM Alappuzha district secretary R. Nazar said that as a public representative, Prathibha should not have made such remarks. The CPM is expected to take action against the MLA.
(With inputs from IANS)