"Rahul Gandhi should be punished," Ms Irani said in the Lok Sabha today.
The BJP made strong objections to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's alleged remarks on rising rape in the country. “This is the first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country? He should be punished,” Ms Irani said in the Lok Sabha today.
As reported by the news agency ANI, Mr Gandhi had said that the "Prime Minister had launched ''Make in India'' but nowadays it is 'Rape in India''.
"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," Gandhi was quoted as saying by ANI.
Here are the highlights of Parliament Winter Session:
Parliament's Winter Session Ends
Rajya Sabha adjourned. Winter session of parliament ends.
BJP wants to deviate attention from North East: Rahul Gandhi
- "I have a clip on my phone in which Narendra Modi ji is calling Delhi a 'rape capital', will tweet it so that everyone can see. Just to deflect attention from protests in North East, this is being made an issue by BJP," Rahul Gandhi said.
- "I had said - we expected newspapers headline will read Make In India, but in reality, they read Rape in India," Mr Gandhi said.
I will not apologise, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has said that he will not apologise over the alleged rape remarks made by him in Godda, Jharkhand.
He further said that BJP wants to deviate people's attention from actual issue, that is - violence in North East.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for second time amid opposition uproar over Citizenship (Amendment) Law, to meet again at 1 pm.
Rajnath Singh attacks Rahul Gandhi
"I am hurt, entire country is hurt. Can such people enter the House? Should they not apologise to the entire House and the country," Rajnath Singh said.
(Mein toh ahat hua hun, poora desh ahat hua hai. Kya aise log sadan mein aa sakte hain jo aise shabd istemaal karte hain? Kya unko poore sadan hi nahi balki poore desh se maafi nahi mangni chahiye.)
MP Kanimozhi On Rahul Gandhi's Remarks
DMK MP Kanimozhi said that the remarks were made outside the House.
"The prime minister has always been saying make in India, but than what is happening in this country," she said.
MPs Demand apology from Rahul Gandhi
Few MPs in Rajya Sabha raise slogans of 'Rahul Gandhi maafi maango' over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu says, "you cannot take the name of a person who is not a member of this House. Nobody has the business to disturb the House".
What Rahul Gandhi had said?
Taking a swipe at the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising crime against women in the country, Mr Gandhi had remarked, "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."
"He (Rahul Gandhi) Should Be Punished":Smriti Irani
"This is first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country? He should be punished," Ms Irani said in the Lok Sabha today.