Won’t say sorry for speaking truth; my name is not Rahul Savarkar: Rahul Gandhi on ‘Rape in India’ remark


Tejaswini Thote | Dec 14, 2019 15:31

Rahul Gandhi stood by his recent controversial comment of ‘Rape in India,’ which was supposed to be a pun on ‘Make in India’ at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Bachao rally stood by his recent controversial comment of ‘Rape in India,’ supposed to be a pun on ‘Make in India’ at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi today.

Gandhi said, “Won’t say sorry for speaking truth. My name is Rahul Gandhi not Rahul Savarkar.” Gandhi made the scathing attack on the BJP led government in the Parliament on Friday against the backdrop of multiple rapes happening across India that led to a furor in the parliament. He also condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence on a former BJP leader’s involvement in a rape case. Several BJP leaders including BJP minister Smriti Irani demanded an apology from Gandhi for his remark.

Gandhi said, “Let me clarify what I said. I said the PM keeps talking about ‘Make In India’. So when one opens the newspaper, one hopes to see news about it, but what do we see when we open the papers? We see so many cases of rapes.”

Apart from Rahul, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also addressed the rally.

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