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Modi courts controversy by his 'sexist' remarks on Sheikh Hasina's zero tolerance to terrorism

Modi courts controversy by his 'sexist' remarks on Sheikh Hasina's zero tolerance to terrorism

Modi said, "Sheikh Hasina has resolve to fight terror despite being a woman."

New Delhi: On the final leg of his two-day trip to Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted a controversy by his sexist remark while addressing students at the Dhaka University

While lauding his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina's resolve to fight terror, Modi said, "Sheikh Hasina has resolve to fight terror despite being a woman."

The Congress was quick to hit out at Modi over his comments. Party spokesperson Sanjay Jha tweeted, "Narendra Modi committed perjury by willfully falsifying his marital status for several years in his election affidavits. At core, RSS/BJP are misogynistic, bigoted, chauvinistic and sexist. Narendra Modi is just another manifestation of it. In no other country,would a man who had openly lied on his marital status for years, deliberately,would have become PM."

Modi's comments have drawn ire on social media with many calling it a sexist remark.