New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati over the Alwar gangrape case. Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar, PM Modi accused Mayawati of ‘shedding crocodile tears’ and asked why she has not withdrawn her support from the Congress government in Rajasthan.
” Behenji you will have to answer, why didn’t you withdraw support to Rajasthan’s Congress govt after a Dalit daughter was gang-raped in the state? You are shedding crocodile tears by only making statements,” PM Modi said. Notably, Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan has support from six lawmakers from the BSP.
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“When the (Lucknow) guest house incident happened, the entire country was pained. What is the reason that you are not feeling pained. If you are so honest about the dignity of the daughters, then you should immediately write a letter to the Rajasthan Governor and withdraw your support from the Congress government,” Modi said, intensifying attack on the BSP supremo.
Speaking at the rally, PM Modi claimed that the Congress government wanted to suppress the incident involving a Dalit woman.
“To punish those who commit crime on women, this chowkidaar of yours had made provisions for the capital punishment. If the intention of the Congress government was right, it would not have suppressed the Alwar incident, but they have only one answer — ‘hua toh hua’. Be it corruption, price rise or the 1984 anti-Sikh genocide, their answer is hua toh hua,” PM said in an apparent reference to Sam Pitroda’s remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Earlier on Saturday, Mayawati had attacked Rajasthan government over the gangrape case, saying that the Supreme court should take action against the Congress, the police and the administration in the state.
“The guilty in Alwar gang-rape case should be hanged till death. Supreme Court should take action against the Congress government, police and the administration in the state. This matter is not just related to Dalits but all women,” the BSP chief had said.
Alwar gangrape case:
On April 26, a woman was going to a place from her village on a motorcycle with her husband when five men, who were on two bikes, stopped them on Thanagazi-Alwar bypass and took them to an isolated place off the road. They beat the husband and raped the woman in front of him, threatening them of dire consequences.
All the five accused were taken into custody from Mathura.