Cong slams 'image conscious' politicos

Cong slams 'image conscious' politicos

Priyanka Chaturvedi, file photo

The Congress said on Saturday that some "image conscious" politicians were doing great disservice to women by rejecting as a "perception survey" the poll that ranked India as the world's most dangerous country for women, PTI reports from New Delhi.

The poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation should be taken as an indicator of the challenges faced by women in the country, party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said at a women forum.

"If we continue to behave like that... then I am sorry, there is enough data to prove that we are not doing enough. How can I not welcome a report that tells me the challenges faced by my country?" she asked.

"The outright rejection by the NCW is extremely unfortunate and I think the WCD Ministry has also rejected it. I think that it is a very myopic view to understand where we women are lagging and where we can do better," she said.