Hours after his highly reprehensible “enjoy rape” remark triggered massive outrage, a senior Congress leader in Karnataka apologised for the “indifferent and negligent” comment made in the state assembly on Thursday.
“My intention was not trivialise or make light of the heinous crime, but an off-the-cuff remark! I will choose my words carefully henceforth!” Congress MLA KR Ramesh Kumar wrote in a tweet last night.
The outrageous comment was made during a discussion on farmers’ issues when Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri questioned how the session can be conducted if time was allotted to everyone.
I would like to express my sincere apologies to everyone for the indifferent and negligent comment I made in today’s assembly about “Rape!” My intention was not trivialise or make light of the heinous crime, but an off the cuff remark! I will choose my words carefully henceforth!
— K. R. Ramesh Kumar (@KRRameshKumar1) December 16, 2021
“Whatever you decide – I will say yes. What I am thinking is that let us enjoy the situation. I can’t control or regulate the system. My concern is about the business of the house, it has also to be covered,” he asked.
The Congress MLA delivered the shocker as he responded: “There is a saying that when rape is inevitable, lie down and enjoy it. That is exactly the position which you are in.”