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"Unlike In UP,Govt In Punjab..": Rahul Gandhi's Counter Attack On BJP's "Gandhis Don't Care" Jibe
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, responding to the BJP's attack, said there was no comparison between the Hoshiarpur and the Hathras case.
"Unlike In UP, Govt In Punjab..": Rahul Gandhi's Counter Attack On BJP's "Gandhis Don't Care" Jibe
New Delhi: On Saturday in a counter-attack, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP as he reminded the party of the gang rape of the woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras in the subtle taunt.
The Congress leader took to Twitter, accused the UP government of blocking justice by denying that the victim was raped.
Unlike in UP, the governments of Punjab and Rajasthan are NOT denying that the girl was raped, threatening her family, and blocking the course of justice,” Gandhi wrote on Twitter. “If they do, I will go there to fight for justice,” he said about the Congress-led governments in the two states.
The leader was referring to the alleged gang rape of the 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras last month. The heinous crime took place on September 14 and the woman succumbed to her injuries at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on September 29.
After the victim's body reached her village, the UP Police and the administration officials allegedly cremated the victim in the middle of the night in the absence of her family or without taking their consent.
Earlier the BJP in the day questioned the silence of Rahul Gandhi and Mrs. Gandhi Vadra on the alleged rape and killing of the six-year-old girl in Punjab's Hoshiarpur, calling them out of their "selective outrage".
A six-year-old child of a Dalit migrant labourer from Bihar is raped, killed and body half-burnt in Hoshiarpur, and it does not shake the conscience of the brother and sister, who rush to every other place which can help them politically,” Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said while addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters in Delhi.
“Why is the brother-sister pair not going and voicing horror in Hoshiarpur? Why not in Rajasthan? The selective cry of outrage that the Congress wants to show when it is elsewhere but not in their governed states is completely exposed,” she said.
Not a word from the tweet-friendly leader Rahul Gandhi. No tweets on this (Hoshiarpur rape case), no outrage on this, and no picnic on this. A woman heads the party. Does this kind of selective outrage suits the stature of their party,” Sitharaman added.