Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed centre over his “Rape In India” comment, said that he will not apologise for saying the truth.
“I was told by the BJP in Parliament yesterday, ‘Rahul Ji, you made a speech. Apologize for it.’ At the party’s ‘Save India’ rally by Gandhi, it was said that I was asked to do something which is right. My name is not Rahul Savarkar. My name is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologize for the truth.
Earlier, addressing an election rally in Jharkhand on Thursday, Gandhi had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched ‘Make in India’, but nowadays it is ‘rape in India’.
“Narendra Modi had said ‘Make in India’ but nowadays wherever you look, it 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,” he had said
After which there was an uproar in both houses of Parliament on Friday as BJP members demanded an apology from the former Congress president.
Union Minister Smriti Irani has also approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) to demand stern action against Gandhi to use crimes against women as a political tool.