Banaras Hindu University lathicharge: Rahul Gandhi takes dig at BJP

"BJP version of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in BHU," Gandhi tweeted, attaching a video link of the students who alleged that they were beaten up by male policemen at the campus.

Published: 24th September 2017 04:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2017 04:43 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today slammed the BJP for the lathi charge on girl students of Benaras Hindu University.

"BJP version of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in BHU," Gandhi tweeted, attaching a video link of the students who alleged that they were beaten up by male policemen at the campus.

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus last night witnessed violence by students who were lathicharged by the police, in an ugly turn of a protest against an alleged eve-teasing incident.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for recognising Congress' "legacy" of IITs in her speech at the UN General Assembly yesterday.

"Sushma ji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments' great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs," said Gandhi. 

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