New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi landed in think soup on Wednesday after he took a dig at Narendra Modi by saying that the Prime Minister fielded a woman to defend him on the Rafale debate before fleeing away from the Parliament.

Gandhi was referring to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

"The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, Sitharamanji, defend me. I won't be able to defend myself, defend me. For two and a half hours, the woman could not defend him. I had asked a straight question - answer yes or no - but she couldn't answer," said the Congress chief while addressing a rally in Rajasthan.

Following this remark, BJP leaders lambasted Gandhi. While external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that the comment mark a "new low" in Indian politics, Union textiles minister Smriti Irani tweeted on Thurday with the hashtag #MisogynistRahul.

Modi also slammed Gandhi by saying that he insulted the country’s first woman defence minister.

"For the first time, a daughter of the country has become defence minister. Our defence minister silenced all the opposition parties in parliament (on Rafale) and exposed their lies. They were so stunned that now they are insulting a woman defence minister. They are insulting India's women power," Modi said at a rally in Agra.

However, the Congress president fails to learn his lessons. Yesterday evening, he again came up with another sexist post.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday issued a notice to Rahul for making sexist remarks against the defence minister in Parliament.

The NCW has sought a 'satisfactory explanation' for his 'extremely misogynistic, offensive, unethical' comments about a 'woman minister'.

Here are some other reactions to the Congress’s blatant sexism