BJP questions Cong’s silence at girl’s ‘rape’, killing in Punjab, targets Tejashwi too | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP hit out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday for his or her “selective outrage” in instances of atrocities towards girls because it wondered their “silence” over the alleged rape and killing of a six-year-old lady in Punjab.
Noting that the younger lady belonged to a Dalit migrant circle of relatives from Bihar, Finance Minister and senior BJP chief Nirmala Sitharaman additionally took a swipe at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav, wondering if he had requested Rahul Gandhi about the problem whilst maintaining a joint ballot marketing campaign with him within the state.
Attacking Yadav, she referred to a information record of 2008 to discuss the “allegations of eve-teasing and misbehaviour with girls towards the RJD brothers”, a connection with him and his elder brother Tej Pratap.
“It (the Punjab incident) would possibly not harm the RJD as a result of this is how issues have been once they have been in energy,” Sitharaman advised newshounds whilst flaying Lalu Prasad Yadav’s birthday party for the “jungle raj” all over its rule in Bihar all over 1990-2005.
Hitting out on the Congress, she mentioned, “The pretentious Congress has no longer mentioned a phrase. The tweet-friendly Rahul Gandhi has no longer tweeted at the Hoshiarpur incident. There was no outrage. And no picnic both.”
Her “picnic” jibe was once in connection with Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi’s consult with to Hathras in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh following the alleged gangrape of a Dalit lady, who died in a Delhi sanatorium therefore.
The BJP had accused Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi of practicing “political tourism”.
“The Congress birthday party will have to get up and solution. Does this sort of selective outrage swimsuit the stature in their birthday party?
“Why is the brother-sister pair no longer going and voicing horror in Hoshiarpur? Why no longer in Rajasthan? The selective cry of shock that the Congress needs to turn when it’s in other places however no longer in states ruled by means of it’s utterly uncovered,” Sitharaman mentioned.
Declaring that crimes like rape will have to no longer be politicised, she mentioned positive political events are selective in voicing horror.
Every other senior BJP chief and Union minister Prakash Javadekar additionally slammed the 2 Congress leaders and requested why had they no longer paid a consult with to the circle of relatives of the sufferer in Punjab but.
He accused Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi of occurring a “political excursion” to Hathras, as he wondered the loss of a equivalent response from the 2 leaders to ghastly crimes towards girls in Punjab and Rajasthan, that are governed by means of the Congress.
They move to those puts for “photo-op”, Javadekar mentioned, regarding the Congress leaders’ consult with to Hathras.
“A six-year-old lady coming from a Dalit migrant circle of relatives from Bihar was once raped and murdered in Punjab’s Tanda. Former Union minister Vijay Sampla from our birthday party met the circle of relatives. No person from the Congress met them.
“They (the Gandhis) can’t see atrocities towards girls within the states the place it (Congress) is in energy. Neither Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka went there and nor was once there any remark from its president, Sonia Gandhi,” he advised newshounds right here.
Javadekar additionally claimed that the culprits within the rape-and-murder case in Punjab have no longer been arrested but and demanded stringent motion towards them.
In a frightening incident, a six-year-old lady was once allegedly raped, killed after which set on fireplace, together with her half-burnt frame discovered at a house in Tanda’s Jalalpur village, police mentioned on Thursday.
The accused — Gurpreet Singh and his grandfather Surjit Singh — had been arrested at the fees of homicide, rape and beneath different related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Coverage of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, they mentioned.