Hours after the National Commission for Women took cognizance of the Chief Minister of Bihar's derogatory and sexist remarks in the assembly targeting women in the context of population control, CM Nitish Kumar has issued an apology for his statements. The CM stated, "I apologize and retract my comments. If what I said is being perceived as wrong and is being criticized, then I apologize for it."

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, Rekha Sharma, strongly condemned the Chief Minister's remark, describing it as disgusting. On X (formerly Twitter), Rekha Sharma expressed her disapproval. She stated, "On behalf of every woman in this country, as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, I demand an immediate and unequivocal apology from the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. His crass remarks in the Vidhan Sabha are an affront to the dignity and respect that every woman deserves. Such derogatory and cheap language used during his speech is a dark stain on our society. If a leader can make such comments so openly in a democracy, one can only imagine the horror the state must be enduring under his leadership. We stand firm against such behavior and call for accountability."

The statement facing strong criticism came from the Chief Minister of Bihar during a discussion on population control in the assembly. The CM specifically targeted educated women and made the following statement: "An educated woman chooses not to conceive a child and requests her husband not to ejaculate inside, but outside, and this is the reason for the decreasing population."

The Commission also requested severe action against the Chief Minister and the removal of such remarks from the record by sending a letter to the Speaker of the Bihar Assembly.

In the letter, addressed to the Speaker it was stated that..."The NCW has come across in the electronic media about the crude remarks made inside the Bihar Legislative Assembly by the Chief Minister of Bihar during the tabling of the caste census report. The Commission strongly condemns and protests the use of such derogatory, vulgar statements made by persons holding responsible position which shows extreme disrespect to women."

The letter further stated, "Therefore, in view of the above, I urge for strong action against the Chief Minister and his said statement must be expunged from the record."