New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday criticised political leaders, who made 'anti-women' remarks, and said they should 'go home'.
"Anti-women netas should go home," Ramesh told NDTV.
He said politicians should 'rectify' their mistakes.
The Union Minister said: "There is urgent need for political reform."
"It is unfortunate that there are patriarchal and obscurantist mindsets," he said.
Ramesh made the comment on a day when a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Chhattisgarh triggered a fresh controversy as he said rape of women was 'understandable' but people committing similar crimes with infants should be 'hanged'.