The Congress on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged silence over the Unnao rape case and questioned why the accused BJP MLA is yet not arrested.
Veteran Congress leader Kapil Sibal talking to reporters questioned the seriousness of Modi-led central government over crime against women across the country.
Sibal also asked the prime minister to observe fast over rape incidents and register his protest against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over Unnao rape case.
The Congress leader referring to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said that the BJP-ruled state government have highest crime rate against women.
The BJP is holding a country-wide fast on Thursday to corner opposition over the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament.
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh police lodged an FIR against ruling BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged gangrape of a minor girl in Unnao, hours after government said it would hand over the investigation to the CBI.