Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said Cherian Philip should apologise for his controversial Facebook post that allegedly painted women politicians in bad light.
“It was unfortunate that he made such a comment,” Chandy told reporters.
Cherian Philip, in a Facebook post, made the remarks against women contestants while lauding the 'shirtless' protest taken out by some youth Congress activists in Thrissur recently after they were denied tickets to contest the local body polls next month.
"The protest by youth Congress workers was a new model of protest which can be followed. However, this form of protest had been earlier carried out secretly by some women Congress workers and they managed to get tickets," he had stated.
When his remarks kicked up a storm, Philip in another post, denied that the comments were 'anti-women' and said it was intended to point fingers at men who exploit women.
"I have not made any anti-women comments nor insulted women. I have always respected them. I had pointed fingers at some men who exploit women and insult the female community as a whole," he said.