NEW DELHI: Congress on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the number of rape cases in the national capital has risen by more than 15 per cent since he assumed power and questioned him if he wants to give Delhi the status of "Super Rape Capital".
Reeling out figures, party spokesperson Shobha Oza said 1,221 rape cases have taken place in Delhi in last six months and the rate of such cases have risen by 15.25 per cent.
"During the Lok Sabha polls campaign, Modi and BJP had said that they would put to check to such crimes if they came to power. They have asked voters not to forget Nirbhaya case when they go to cast their vote.
"They had repeatedly said that Congress government made Delhi a rape capital. Now four rape cases are being registered daily in Delhi. Will the Prime Minister now give Delhi the status of Super Rape Capital," Oza said at the AICC briefing.
She also alleged that Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were silent on rapes and other cases of women exploitation. Quoting from a purported statement by the Home Minister of BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, she alleged that 2,126 rape in last one year were registered in the state in which five women were killed and 11 others committed suicide as they "did not get justice".
She also invoked the rape case against Union Minister Nihal Chand saying that the government stood by him even as Rajasthan police kept hunting for the minister and did not find him.
Oza accused the government of "speaking in different voices" on the rape incident in Delhi involving the Uber Taxi service.