BJP complains to poll body against Rahul’s 'Rape In India' remark

Kashmir Times. Dated: 12/13/2019 11:03:50 PM

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (Agencies): BJP MP Smriti Irani has complained to the Election Commission over Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark that he made during a rally in Jharkhand on Thursday. "Rahul Gandhi dared to make rapes a political tool. We have requested Election Commission to take action," Ms Irani said today, hours after a massive protest by BJP leaders in parliament against the Congress MP's remark.
"For the first time a political leader has used rape for political mockery. Politicians who use rape as a political weapon need to be reprimanded with the heaviest punishment. He says all men are rapists. Are the people not enraged? He says women should be raped in India. We say Make in India, he says Rape in India. I want to ask the people, is this okay? I leave this over to people to decide his punishment," Ms Irani told reporters.
Earlier in the day, the Lok Sabha adjourned repeatedly amid unrelenting protests and cries of "shame" from the government benches.
Rahul Gandhi, who was not allowed by the Speaker to respond, told reporters outside: "I won't apologise... Let me clarify what I said. I said the PM keeps talking about 'Make In India'. So when one opens the newspaper one hoped that one would see news about it, but what do we see when we open the papers? We see so many cases of rapes."
He accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of trying to divert focus from the protests in the northeast over the Citizenship Act.



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