At that time, Muslim League General Secretary PMA Salam came forward stating that Shaji’s remark was made in a public forum and it should not be the position of the League. He asked how speaking in a public meeting is not the same as responding in front of journalists and how such speeches can be the party’s stand. He added that the circumstances under which such a remark could be made on Shaji’s part would be looked into.
Meanwhile, the Women’s Commission has registered a case against KM Shaji for his remarks against the Health Minister. Commission Chairperson P Sate Devi said that a report has been sought from the Malappuram District Police Chief regarding the abusive speech. Sate Devi pointed out that Veena George is a woman who has gained public support by making strong interventions in her career. Sate Devi added that the expression ‘tool’ in Shaji’s statement illustrates the way he sees women.
Sadhana was the name given to a woman who was being tried in Smarthavichara. They also said that it indicates the feudal attitude that was coming from the mind of Shaji.