The Election Commission (EC) on Monday, December 16, has sought a factual report from the Jharkhand poll authorities over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' remark. Rahul Gandhi had made the comment while addressing an election rally in the state. According to reports, the EC is seeking a factual report after a few BJP leaders had approached the poll panel against Gandhi for using rape as a "tool to target political rivals" and demanded action against him. Further, official sources from the EC stated that action would be contemplated after receiving the report.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi earlier on Thursday, December 12, had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' scheme had failed as it had become 'rape in India' while addressing a rally in election-bound Jharkhand. He had said, "Wherever you see in the nation, Narendra Modi had said Make in India. But now wherever you see, 'Make in India' is not happening, it is 'rape in India'." His comment comes days after he had termed India as the 'rape capital of the world'. His comments have been made amid growing demand for hanging Nirbhaya's rape convicts and the horrific gangrape and murder of the 27-year old Hyderabad doctor.
In an attempt to decry PM Modi for the crimes against women in the country, Rahul Gandhi labelled India as the 'rape capital' of the world. Addressing a public rally in Kerala's Wayanad, the senior Congress leader said that the global nations are questioning India's ability to protect women. The Congress leader also blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the increase in crimes against women while addressing a rally in Sulthan Bathery, Kerala. Listing the increasing violence against Dalits, minorities, and women, he said it was because PM Modi believes in violence.
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