National Conference (NC) leader Devender Singh Rana today hit out at some local Congress leaders, alleging that they are?hobnobbing" with the BJP to "disintegrate and trifurcate? "The Modi government and the BJP are doing politics on every issue, including dalits", said Congress leader Kumari Selja. You said "our daughters will get justice".
Sources said Rahul is expected to visit those parts of Karnataka which he has not visited yet as part of his Jana Aashirwada Yatre there. Opposition's candle march was to show the outrage against the recent rape incidents happened in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh and Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Aware of his newly-found niche on the social media, Rahul, on micro blogging site of twitter, has questioned the silence of PM Modi terming it as 'unacceptable. Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice.
"This is an issue concerning women", he said, adding that people from all parties as well as the common man was at the India Gate.
Apart from scores of Congress workers, there were also students, people from civil society groups, professionals and mediapersons in the march.
"2. Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state?"India is waiting", Gandhi tweeted, using the hashtag "SpeakUp".
Less than a month before the Karnataka assembly election day, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is likely to make at least three visits to the state, intensifying the party's campaigning as it seeks to retain power there, sources said.
Congress president raised the Beti Bachao slogan to showcase the large number of rapes, molestations, and attacks on college girls and working women in public transport, domestic violence, and police stations. His statement came as a reference to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl in UP's Unnao and of an 8-year-old girl in J&K's Kathua.
The Kathua rape case relates to an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community who had disappeared from near her home in a village near Kathua in the Jammu region on 10 January. Two of the BJP ministers who supported the accused in the Kathua rape case too have resigned from their posts on Friday.