In a veiled remark towards the Gandhi family, Mahajan said in Lok Sabha, "Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is himself nirbal (powerless) for only standing up for a woman of a family and fighting for her honour and security."

"Not so much talking as woman, I am Nirmala and will remain so ... We will remain Sabla. In our party, all are Sabla," Nirmala said adding that there was no question of being 'Nirbala'.