RENUKA CHAUDHARY,the controversial beauty woman ,known for her well manicured finger nails and for her regular visits to the beauty salons and parlors, in the Congress Party is once again back with a fresh volley of controversy surrounding her. Earlier she was labeled as a man hater and it was not until the Minister for Human Resources Development, Arjun Singh, was accused of dowry harassment that Smt. Renuka Chaudhary finally acknowledged the misuse of anti-dowry laws in public.
Renuka Chaudhary got the infamous Domestic Violence Actpassed during her tenure as Minister of Women and Child Development without any debate or discussion on its relevance or pros and cons to the Indian society prior to its enactment. She promoted the Domestic Violence Act as one of the most progressive legislations passed to empower women in India and to protect them from domestic abuse. In reality, the DV Act is a socially harmful legislation that facilitates violence against men, violates basic human rights of men, women and children, and promotes family destruction. Her daughter’s Poojita’s earlier marriage ended up in divorce and this episode gathered a huge media attention, thanks to the firebrand nature of mommy Renuka. The man in Poojita’s life now happens to be one Mr. Chaitanya, who s an NRI based in USA.
Renuka Chaudhary supported the UPA government’s bill on protection of women from domestic violence which drew controversy. When questioned on National TV about misuse of women-protection laws, Smt. Renuka Chaudhary blatantly said, “It is men’s turn to suffer”. On being asked by Karan Thapar in an interview if she thought that men should first suffer before she considers amendments to check misuse of the law she replied, ““It is not such a bad idea, except that I have such pity for men.” In another instance, she publicly urged women to trust condoms and not their husbands.
Renuka Chaudhary’s Ministry as Women and Child welfare had been under the attack of not performing for the cause of children. Child abuse, child labor and malnutrition among children are as rampant as ever. Disregarding recommendations of HRD and Finance Ministries, Smt. Renuka Chaudhary pushed for distributing pre-packaged food instead of freshly cooked hot meals to malnourished children under the Integrated Child Development Scheme. When she was requested to take immediate action on the issue of sexual and physical abuse of several little girls at an orphanage in Ghaziabad, she replied, “We can’t react like Hindi movies and just rush. Inquiries are going on.” Passing the buck on the issue of victims of child labour and physical abuse she said, “The law is there but I can’t do anything in that case. Please ask the labor minister.”
After the 2009 Mangalore pub attack by the Sri Ram Sena headed by the sexist Muthalik, where several young women were attacked in an alleged incident of moral policing, she championed the cause of progressive city youth by calling for a “Pub Bharo” campaign to be headed by her younger daughter Tejaswini ,and defamed Mangalore claiming that it had been “Talibanised”.
On 20 January 1993, Renuka created a furor by abusing and assaulting the Head Constable Janki Ram with fist blows and kicks when her car was stopped to allow an uninterrupted passage to the PM’s entourage. She was charged under Sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of IPC (Indian Penal Code).
In 2000, India’s biggest tax evader, Hassan Ali Khan, gifted a Rs 1.2 crore diamond to Congress politician from Andhra Pradesh, Renuka Chaudhary. These revelations have been made by Khan’s one-time business partner Kashinath Tapuriah, a Kolkata-based industrialist now lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail with Khan in a case of tax evasion.Tapuriah says, “I had taken a diamond from Soir Jewellers in Mumbai, owned by building contractor Abbas Naqvi, to keep with me. (It) cost around Rs 1.2 crore. Khan took it saying he would give me the money or the diamond within three months. He told me that he wanted to give the diamond to an important person and referred to Renuka Chaudhary. She is a politician. Khan had told me that she was a very close friend”.He also said “I had gone to meet Khan at a flat in Mumbai. Chaudhary was present there and Khan introduced me to him. Later, I came to know that Khan was staying with Chaudhary in the flat.”
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