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Idukki: Two activists of Mahila Congress on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the residence of Power Minister M M Mani at Kunjithanni here, over his remarks about women plantation workers in Munnar.
Although the women tried to wave black flags at the minister while he was leaving his residence, they were prevented by the police. As per reports, they were arrested and released later.
Mahila Congress president Bindhu Krishna and her office bearers had on Monday morning arrived at Munnar to express their solidarity with the agitating activists of ‘'Pembulai Orumae' demanding apology from Mani for his remarks about women plantation workers.
Talking to the reporters, Bindhu Krishna said they would be there till ‘'Pembulai Orumae' leader Gomathy's demands are met.
"A responsible minister has no business to abuse women and he has to first come here and apologise to these women and then resign," said Krishna.
Meanwhile, the ruling CPI-M’s state secretariat, in which Mani is a member, is expected to meet to discuss this issue.