Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a tirade against the Centre’s Narendra Modi government while refusing to apologise for his ‘rape in India’ remarks. Addressing a huge rally in Delhi, Gandhi said that his name was not Rahul Savarkar, who famously wrote apology letter to escape the jail term by the British rulers during the freedom struggle.
Gandhi roars, “Brothers and sisters, my name is Rahul Gandhi. My name is not Rahul Savarkar. I will never apologise for staying the truth.”
Union Minister Smriti Irani had slammed Gandhi for his ‘rape in India’ comments and asked him to apologise. Gandhi had said that whilst Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted ‘Make in India,’ he had turned the country into ‘rape in India.’ This was to highlight the growing instances of crimes against women in the country. Gandhi’s comments had come in the immediate aftermath of the gang-rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. Days later, a gang-rape victim girl from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh had also died after being burnt by five people.
The Congress has called for Bharat Bachao Rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan to protest against the mid-governance of the Narendra Modi government.