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BJP attacks Rahul for tweets on women safety, cites cases against Cong leaders

7/3/2018

New Delhi, The BJP on Tuesday stepped up attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his tweets on alleged lack of safety for women in India and said the Congress party stands exposed with their leaders getting embroiled in the murder of their wives and reports of sexual harassment at the social media office of Congress party: "There are leaders who for the sake of politics do not shy away from siding and endorsing the fake reports on the quality of women safety in India," BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told reporters here. "Complaints have come from Congress party's social media office at Rakabganj....A woman staff has complained to the Delhi Police Commissioner about alleged sexual harassment against co-workers. That complaint has been marked to New Delhi range," said Ms Lekhi, who represents New Delhi Parliamentary seat. “A former social media team member of Congress party has filed a complaint against a co-worker who works under direct supervision of Divya Spandana, social media in charge of Congress party. We appeal to Delhi Police to register an FIR and also ensure the safety of the lady who has complained of sexual harassment at the social media office of Congress party," she said. Even in the past such charges have surfaced against the Congress party, she said. Ms Lekhi referred to cases in UP and also in Andhra Pradesh and even referred to the high profile case involving Congress MP and former union Minister Shashi Tharoor. A study by a foreign agency with a poll of 548 experts on women’s issues had recently claimed that India was the most dangerous country in the world for women in terms of human trafficking, including sex slavery and domestic servitude. "While our PM tiptoes around his garden making Yoga videos, India leads Afghanistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia in rape and violence against women. What a shame for our country!” the Congress President had tweeted.On June 27 too, the BJP spokesman Sambit Patra had sought an answer from Congress president Rahul Gandhi asking him to clarify why he chose to compare the conditions of women in Indian with that in Syria. "I want to know from Rahul Gandhi on what really makes him compare conditions of women in India with those in Syria," Mr Patra had told reporters. Ms Lekhi suggested there is a design in highlighting women safety issues about India vis-a-vis the western world and maintained there is a pattern "to denigrate India" based on fake reports.

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