Mumbai: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lambasted on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, for his ‘Rape In India’ comment, said that it is a matter of ‘shame’ that a senior leader of Congress party has forgotten the dignity of women.
Hitting out at Rahul here, Sitharaman said, “We are talking about women and their dignity. I certainly could have wielded a hammer and had an issue with that matter. It is a shame that a senior Congress leader Forget the dignity of women.”
Addressing an election rally in Jharkhand on Thursday, Gandhi had said that Modi had launched ‘Make in India’, but nowadays it is ‘rape in India’.
“Narendra Modi called ‘Make in India’, but nowadays wherever you look 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.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi refused to apologise for his remark and alleged that the issue is being raised by the BJP to deflect the attention of the people from the protests in the North-East.
Both the Houses of Parliament today witnessed uproar as BJP members demanded an apology from the former Congress president.