Not 'Make in India', but 'Rape in India': Rahul Gandhi launches scathing attack on Narendra Modi over crimes against women

Asian News International

Godda (Jharkhand): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi over crimes against women and said that the prime minister had launched 'Make in India' but nowadays it is 'Rape in India'.

"Narendra Modi had said 'Make in India' but nowadays wherever you look, it is 'Rape in India'. In Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi's MLA raped a woman, then she met with an accident but Narendra Modi did not utter a word," alleged Rahul speaking at a public rally in Godda on Thursday.

"Narendra Modi says 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' but he never told from whom should the daughters be saved? They should be saved from BJP's MLA," he added.

The Congress leader also targeted the media in the country and alleged that it was working for a few 'Indian industrialists'.

"People watch television and only Narendra Modi's face is being featured on the screens 24/7, but you won't see the faces of Hemant Soren or Rahul Gandhi. Is the media for farmers, labourers or the unemployed youth? Media is working for the owners of Narendra Modi. The media belongs to some 10-15 Indian industrialists that's why Rahul Gandhi's face won't be featured on the television screens," said Rahul.

"If someone wants to see Rahul Gandhi's face, visit a farmer's household and ask them who is working for the welfare of the farmers and they will take Rahul Gandhi's name," he added.

Earlier on Thursday while addressing a public rally at Rajmahal, he had lashed out at Modi, saying the latter wants to create an India that is "scared" where people are "weak and divided".

"Narendra Modi wants an India that is scared. He wants the people of India to be weak and divided. He has become the prime minister only by dividing people on the basis of religion, caste and region," he said.

Attacking the BJP-led Centre over inflation, Rahil said that Narendra Modi is in "some other world" at a time when common people were bearing the brunt of price rise.

The Assembly elections in Jharkhand became a multi-cornered fight with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) breaking off from BJP to fight the elections on its own and other regional parties such as JVM among others already in the competition.

Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have entered into a coalition to defeat the BJP, which is seeking to return to power under incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

The first phase of the election in the state took place on 30 November, while the second round was held on 7 December. The fourth phase will be conducted on 16 December, and the fifth and last phase on 20 December. Counting of votes will take place on 23 December.

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