BJP targets Cong again on rape cases

BJP targets Cong again on rape cases

The BJP on Sunday once again trained guns at the Congress, demanding the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir who is claimed to have described the police probe in the Kathua incident as motivated.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said it showed the double standards of the Congress and asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi whether he would point point fingers only at others but remain silent on the comments of his party leaders.

In the video, which was played during a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Mir is heard telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated and that the main culprits were still at large.

"When our ministers expressed these sentiments, the Congress, the media made a lot of noise. We took action. They resigned. Now we want to ask Rahul Gandhi, who took out a candlelight march, why is he not taking action against his party's state president, Javadekar said.

On Rahul's candlelight march at India Gate on Friday night, Javadekar said the Congress chief never protested against the "Nirbhaya" incident, atrocities against Dalits in Mirchpur in Haryana and many other incidents of rape that had happened during the UPA rule.

"People can see what kind of politics you (Rahul) are doing. Why are you silent? You should immediately sack him (Mir)," he added.

Javadekar's comments came ahead of a citizen protest across the country against the rape cases in Kathua and Unnao.

The BJP was at the receiveing end after two Jammu and Kashmir ministers from the BJP joined a public protest against police probe into the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.

The ministers, Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, resigned on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the incidents and said that justice would be ensured in all the cases.

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