Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached Unnao and met the family of rape survivor who died in Delhi’s Safdurjung Hospital on late Friday night. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived in Unnao in the afternoon. Earlier in the day, she had lashed out at Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over poor law and order situation in the state. In a tweet, Priyanka Gandhi said: "Why the victim of Unnao gangrape case was not given security keeping in mind an earlier incident of Unnao? What action has been taken on the police official who refused to register an FIR? What steps are being taken by the government to stop crime against the women, which take place on a daily basis?" She was referring to another alleged attack in the district in July, when the car in which a woman, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her, was hit by a truck.
In another tweet Priyanka Gandhi said: "I pray to God to give courage to the family members of Unnao victim." She also went on to say that it is everyone's collective failure as a society that the victim was not able to get justice. "At the social level, we all are guilty, but at the same time, this also points out to the hollow law and order mechanism in UP," she tweeted.
The Congress party demanded strict action against the accused in the Unnao case, saying the Uttar Pradesh government has to wake up to realise that the state is becoming the rape capital of the country. Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said responsibility in the Unnao case lies at the "doorstep" of the UP government where law and order has completely collapsed.
"We demand strict action in the matter. The UP government has to wake up to realise that the state is becoming the rape capital of the country," she said.