- “Won’t Apologise,” Says Rahul Gandhi Amid Row Over “Rape In India” Remark
Taking a swipe at the government over rising crimes against women, Rahul Gandhi had said, “Narendra Modi had said ‘Make in India’ but nowadays wherever you look, it is ‘Rape in India’.”
Addressing an election rally in Jharkhand on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said ‘Make in India’ but today what we see is “rape in India”. In Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi’s MLA raped a woman, then she met with an accident but Narendra Modi did not utter a word.
Rahul Gandhi’s “Rape in India” comment attacking the government at an election rally in Jharkhand exploded in parliament today.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said Rahul Gandhi’s comments have not only hurt the Lok Sabha but the entire country. “Such members have no moral right to be in the House,” he said.
“For the first time in history, a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of the country? He should be punished,” Smriti Irani said in the Lok Sabha.
DMK’s Kanimozhi, however, defended Rahul Gandhi questioning the government over rising crime against women. “We respect the PM’s Make in India initiative. We want the economy to grow. But what is happening in the country? That is what Rahul Gandhi intended to say. Unfortunately, Make in India is not happening and women in the country are being raped. This is a concern,” Kanimozhi said.