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Aruna Roy President and Annie Raja, General Secretary, of the National
Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) has written to PM Modi requesting to
take action against BJP Kerala state President K.Surendran for making
insulting comments against CPIM women, at Thrissur, Kerala.
Enclosing the letter
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDIAN WOMEN (NFIW)
1002- Ansal Bhawan, 16-K.G. Marg, New Delhi-1
Shri. NARENDRA MODI
Hon’ble Prime Minister
Union of India
Respected Prime Minister,
Sub: IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION & ACTION AGAINST K. SURENDRAN, Kerala
State President of BJP.
We, the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) are writing this to bring to your
notice a serious issue of insulting women by the Kerala State President of BJP K. Surendran.
On Sunday 26 th March 2023, a convention was held in Thrissur, Kerala, with the purpose of
constituting a Reception Committee for the STHREE SHAKTI SAMMELAN as part of G20
SUMMIT. Mr. Surendran inaugurated this convention
While addressing the gathering, Mr. Surendran said “women leaders of the Communist Party
have become fat by looting money" and “after becoming fat like Poothana, they are insulting
the women of Kerala."
NFIW views these comments which are sexually coloured, aimed at body shaming and
insulting the modesty of women, as an attack not only on those who belong to any particular
political party, but the entire country. We deplore Mr Surendran's anti-women comments.
We have no doubt that Mr Surendran's words will tarnish the image and prestige of our country
which is going to host the G20 Summit in a few months from now.
You being the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India and the current chair of the G-20, we
request you to urgently initiate appropriate action against Mr. Surendran.
Aruna Roy Annie Raja