AAP condemns Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark, urges Congress and BJP to not politicise issue

AAP's Singh also said a strict law is much needed to check rising incidents of crime against women.

Published: 13th December 2019 11:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2019 11:32 PM   |  A+A-

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi (Photo | PTI)


NEW DELHI: The AAP on Friday condemned the "rape in India" remark by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and urged both the Congress and the BJP to not politicise the issue.

"I do not support such a statement because no one should try to use the word rape improperly. At the same time, I condemn PM Narendra Modi's rape capital remark. None of such statements should be made in public. Only political rhetoric on rape incidents by the BJP and Congress will not solve the issue," senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.

Gandhi had reportedly said during an election rally in Jharkhand on Thursday that "'Make in India' has become rape in India".

AAP's Singh also said a strict law is much needed to check rising incidents of crime against women.

"After the brutal rape and murder in Hyderabad, the people of India are very angry. The people are looking for a more strict and stringent law against rapists," said Singh.

ALSO READ | Absolutely no question of Rahul apologising over 'Rape in India' comment: Shashi Tharoor

He said Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal has been sitting on a fast to demand a strict law against rapists for the last 11 days in Delhi.

"In the floor of the Parliament, I have demanded a strict law against rape incidents in India. People of India are worried about the increasing number of rape incidents and it is high time to make a more stringent law against rape," he said.

Singh also said it is time to bring a stricter law and ensure speedy justice to victims in cases of rape.

"Even after 7 years of the Nirbhaya incident, the culprits have not yet been hanged. This incident somewhere raises questions on the law and order of our country. So instead of doing blame-game politics, the Central government and the opposition should work constructively to form a stringent law," said Singh.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp