Thiruvanthapuram: A day after he apologised for his controversial Facebook post, Left fellow traveller Cherian Philip Tuesday took to the social networking site to ask CPI-M Rajya Sabha MP and AIDWA leader T.N Seema to hold a hunger strike in the wake of the recent incidents of sexual violence in Delhi.
Taking a jibe at the Delhi government for the recent incidents of sexual violence, Cherian Philip has said the women are being harassed even in broad daylight in the capital city.
“All the women organisations should react to the incidents strongly,” he said, adding that “it’s the right time for T.N Seema to observe a hunger strike in Delhi in protest against the issue.”
Interestingly, TN Seema had demanded that Cherian Philip withdraw his controversial remarks and apologise to the women community for his Facebook post that allegedly painted women politicians in bad light.
On Monday, Cherian Philip expressed regret over the controversial Facebook post against a section of women who contested on Congress party tickets.
“If my remarks on Facebook caused any pain to womenfolk, I express my regret. I have neither insulted nor caused pain to any woman, be it through my words or action till this date. I was trying to point out an undesirable trend through my post. I am deeply pained that people altered my comments on social media,” he posted on his Facebook and concluded, “I don’t like to hurt any woman’s pride, till my death.”