The governments of Punjab and Rajasthan will not be denying incidents of rapes in contrast to in Uttar Pradesh, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned on Saturday, hitting again on the BJP who accused the opposition chief and his household of elevating points to solely settle political scores.
“Not like in UP, the governments of Punjab and Rajasthan are NOT denying that the woman was raped, threatening her household and blocking the course of justice. In the event that they do, I’ll go there to struggle for justice,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Earlier within the day, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Sitharaman had lashed out at Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the alleged rape and homicide of a 6-year-old Dalit woman in Punjab which is dominated by the Congress.
Describing the incident as “extraordinarily stunning” and calling for “strict motion”, Mr Javadekar demanded that Mr Gandhi – who has been fiercely essential of the BJP over the alleged gang rape and homicide of a younger Dalit girl in UP’s Hathras final month – cease his “political excursions” and go to Punjab to “take cognisance of crime towards ladies”.
Ms Sitharaman criticised the Congress for “selective outrage” and demanded to know why the “tweet-friendly” Rahul Gandhi had remained silent on this problem.
“The rape and homicide of a six-year-old Dalit woman from Bihar, in Hoshiarpur’s Tanda village, may be very stunning. As a substitute of political excursions, Rahul Gandhi ought to go to Tanda and Rajasthan, and take cognisance of incidents of crime towards ladies,” Mr Javadekar was quoted by information company ANI.
“Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited the household of the sufferer in Tanda. They don’t pay heed to the injustice performed to ladies within the states dominated by their get together, however go to Hathras and different locations for photo-op with the sufferer’s household,” he added.
The BJP leaders’ feedback come after the Congress focused the get together’s authorities in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged gang rape in Hathras and questioned Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s monitor file in defending women and girls.
Mr Gandhi and Ms Gandhi Vadra met the family of the younger girl – who died from accidents sustained within the assault – after two dramatic makes an attempt earlier this month. They had been stopped every time by UP Police – the primary noticed Mr Gandhi shoved to the bottom by cops and the second noticed Ms Gandhi Vadra manhandled by the police as she tried to guard a celebration employee throughout a lathi cost.
Each the BJP and UP Police have come below extreme scrutiny for his or her conduct of the Hathras investigation, together with from the Allahabad Excessive Court docket. The police have urged the lady might not have been raped as a result of forensic samples collected over 10 days after the crime discovered no semen.