Will not apologise for ‘rape in India’ comment, says Rahul Gandhi

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comment on rape were at the centre of protests in the Lok Sabha on Friday with leaders of the BJP protesting and demanding an apology from him.

Rahul said he will not apologise for using the term “Rape in India”

The Congress leader accused the government of targeting him to steer the focus away from the huge protests in the northeast over the Citizenship bill.

Rahul said It is PM Modi who should apologise “for burning the northeast, for destroying India’s economy and for his speech calling Delhi the rape capital of India.”

Rahul along with his tweet shared an old clip of PM Modi calling Delhi “rape capital”.

Earlier, both Houses of Parliament witnessed massive protests against Rahul’s use of the term ‘Rape’.

BJP’s Smriti Irani said, “this is the first time in history of India that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of the country? He should be punished.”

Rahul, in a public rally had remarked, “Narendra Modi had said ‘Make in India’ but nowadays wherever you look, it is ‘Rape in India’.