Hyderabad, Aug 14: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (save the girl child, educate the girl child)” slogan saying that the PM forgot to tell whom we have to save our daughters from. Speaking at a gathering in Hyderabad, he said, “PM gave slogan of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ but forgot to tell whom to save the daughters from?” Also Read - Unlock 1: India's Exit From Lockdown to Begin Today; States Announce Fresh Guidelines | Top Developments
Referring to the Unnao rape case, in which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, the Congress leader said, “Save your daughters from BJP MLA.” Further intensifying his attack on PM Modi, he said that the PM doesn’t utter a word when atrocities on Dalits and women are reported. Also Read - Will Enjoy Samosas Together Once COVID-19 is Over, PM Modi Replies to Australia PM Scott Morrison's Samosa Tweet
“In Bihar, a BJP MLA commits rape, young girls are raped. BJP ke MLAs se ‘beti bachao’. In our country, there are atrocities on dalits and women but the PM does not utter a word,” he said. Also Read - Mann ki Baat: From COVID-19 to Locust Plague, Here's PM Modi's Message to All Indians | Top Highlights
Describing Telangana as the ‘corruption capital’, Rahul Gandhi alleged that only “one family” government is running the state. “It is the strength and power of people of Telangana which should be used to take the state forward. But today, one family (in Telangana) is taking away your power and strength,” he said.
He further alleged that Telangana CM Rao had promised lands to the people but that promise was not honoured. The ‘style’ of Modi and Chandrasekhar Rao were the same as they only make tall and empty promises, Gandhi had alleged. “Modi ji is re-structuring the country and Telangana CM the state,” he added.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier attacked Narendra Modi on the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh shelter home rape and alleged that the latter doesn’t utter a word when women are raped in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states. Speaking at a public gathering in Raipur, Rahul Gandhi said, “PM doesn’t utter a word when girls are raped in UP and Bihar…Why are women being raped in BJP ruled states?”