New Delhi: Congress leader and Wayanad MP, Rahul Gandhi has refused to apologise for his controversial 'Rape in India' comments, which created a ruckus in the Lower House.
While addressing the crowd at Godda in Jharkhand on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi said "Wherever you look in the country, Narendra Modi had said 'Make in India'. If you see now, it is not ‘Make in India’ but 'Rape in India'."
Modi should apologise.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 13, 2019
1. For burning the North East.
2. For destroying India’s economy.
3. For this speech, a clip of which I'm attaching. pic.twitter.com/KgPU8dpmrE
Firing back at his comments, Minister for Women and Child development, Smriti Irani said "This is the first time in history that a leader is giving a call that Indian women should be raped. He is making a heinous crime like rape a part of political mockery. Does he mean that every man in this country will want to rape a woman? Does he mean to say publically that women should be raped? "
Taking a parallel stance, DMK’s Kanimozhi said "The Prime Minister has spoken about 'Make in India' which we respect. But what is happening in the country? Unfortunately, ‘Make in India’ is not happening and women Indian are being raped."
Replying to all the criticism, Rahul Gandhi said "I will not apologise. I have a clip on my phone in which Modi ji can be heard calling Delhi, "Rape capital". BJP has made this an issue just to deflect attention from anti-CAB protests in North East".