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Live: Rahul Gandhi refers ‘Make in India’ of BJP Government to ‘Rape in India’, BJP Lashes out at him

In his speech, Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had aimed at 'Make in India', however, it is 'Rape in India' everywhere in the country. "Narendra Modi had said 'Make in India' but nowadays wherever you look, it is 'Rape in India'. In Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi's MLA raped a woman, then she met with an accident but Narendra Modi did not utter a word.," said Rahul Gandhi in his public rally.

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The former chief of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, has created a controversy after making a reference of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘Make in India’ initiative to the current issue of rapes in India. The Gandhi scion was addressing a rally in Jharkhand’s Godda district on Dec 12, when he made a sharp attack on BJP-led government for their incompetence in diminishing the rape instances.

In his speech, Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had aimed at ‘Make in India’, however, it is ‘Rape in India’ everywhere in the country. “Narendra Modi had said ‘Make in India’ but nowadays wherever you look, it is ‘Rape in India’. In Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi’s MLA raped a woman, then she met with an accident but Narendra Modi did not utter a word.,” said Rahul Gandhi in his public rally.

The BJP left no time to retort on this controversial remark by the 49-year old Gandhi scion in the election bound Jharkhand. The Union minister and BJP leader, Smriti Irani, along with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other BJP Member of Parliament (MP), countered Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha on December 13.

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Friday, December 13, 2.04pm: The Minister of Women and Child, Smriti Irani, retorted to Rahul Gandhi’s remark of “rape in India’ in the Lok Sabha. While addressing the chair, Irani lashed out at Gandhi for allegedly inviting people to rape in India. She said that “Make in India” was to promote business in India than any other country. However, Gandhi scion has referred to it and remarked “Rape in India’ which is a “clarion call” to rape Indian women, Irani said in her addressing. “This is first time in history that a leader (Rahul Gandhi) is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of the country?” said Irani in the Lok Sabha, on Dec 13.