- Rahul Gandhi's attack came as PM ripped into the Congress today
- We must never forget what Congress did during Emergency, PM had said
- Reuters survey said India was the most dangerous country for women
A recent news report about India being the most dangerous country in the world for women has supplied the Congress with another weapon against the BJP, which takes pride in the various pro-women government initiatives. Today, in a tweet, party chief Rahul Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who initiated the much publicised "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" (save the girl child, educate her) campaign with three years ago.
Embedding the media report on a recent Thomson Reuters Foundation survey on women, Rahul Gandhi tweeted:
While our PM tiptoes around his garden making Yoga videos, India leads Afghanistan, Syria & Saudi Arabia in rape & violence against women. What a shame for our country! https://t.co/Ba8ZiwC0ad— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 26, 2018
The dig was at a video the Prime Minister had tweeted earlier this month in response to the fitness challenge by his cabinet colleague Rajyavardhan Rathore.
The Reuters survey said India was the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence, human trafficking and cultural traditions that have a significant impact on women's lives, including child marriage and genital mutilation.
Rahul Gandhi's attack came as PM Modi ripped into the Congress and the Gandhi family today, accusing them of spreading "fear, doubt and insecurity" to rule over people.
Speaking at party function on the anniversary of the imposition of Emergency, which the BJP marks as "Black Day", the Prime Minister said, "We must never forget, nor let others forget what had been done by the Congress and the "family" during Emergency."
Whenever the Congress, "especially the 'family' feels their power is about to go, they start spreading all sorts of lies... they say that the country is living in fear and intolerance, and only they (Congress) can fix "problem"... It is all a big lie," he said.