The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for his or her “selective outrage” over crimes towards ladies and questioned the get together’s alleged silence on the rape and homicide of a six-year-old Dalit girl in Punjab.
Sitharaman mentioned that crimes towards ladies shouldn’t be linked to politics and questioned why the Congress was silent. “All political parties together will have to make sure that the system responds and justice is served in time. But because we want our political games to be played, we are selective about voicing horror… and remain in complete silence when it is in states governed by Congress.”
“The pretentious Congress has not said a word. The tweet-friendly Rahul Gandhi hasn’t tweeted on the Hoshiarpur incident. There’s been no outrage, no picnic either,” she added.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi hit again, tweeting: “Unlike in UP, the governments of Punjab and Rajasthan are NOT denying that the girl was raped, threatening her family and blocking the course of justice. If they do, I will go there to fight for justice.”
Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev mentioned the explanation Congress leaders felt the necessity to go to Hathras is as a result of the district administration equipped, to not shield the sufferer and her household, however to threaten them. “That’s why the opposition leaders felt it was their duty to go to Hathras. In Punjab, the chairperson of Punjab Women’s Commission has met the family, assured their full support,” she mentioned whereas criticising National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma.