Congress, BJP lock horns, indulge in slugfest over reaction to rapes

Katrina Barker
April 15, 2018

Congress leader Selja also charged the prime minister with doing politics over the legacy of the Dalit icon.

She said the two BJP ministers should not have joined the protest.

It is worth mentioning that in Kathua, an eight-year-old girl named Asifa was followed to the forest and was raped by a man.

"Then on October 30, 2017, the MLA's supporters filed a defamation case against the family of the rape victim in court and from there the fight between the two parties started". He urged local BJP leaders to ensure Justice was served as it was a "serious crime". Gandhi asked why accused rapists and murderers were "protected" by the state.

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Talking to reporters, Prasad said that while the entire fast by Congress was a farce engineered by party President Rahul Gandhi, today's fast by the BJP, in contrast, was to protest over the shameful acts of the Congress and its allies who have denied the government the opportunity to talk about various issues being faced by the nation for almost a month now.

Addressing a press conference here, BJP MP and Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told the media: "In Kathua rape case, a fair probe is going on and strictest action has been demanded against the culprits".

"When the girl came back on June 21, police recorded her statement in front of the magistrate, where she did not take the name of the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar".

In national interest, it is important to criticise incidents like the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have "shook the head of the entire nation in shame", he said. "Yes, he was my polling agent".

The crisis-manager for BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav on Thursday evening had dropped hints of an impending face-saver for Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who had apparently been facing political heat to revisit ties with the saffron outfit.

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