Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari on Saturday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for describing India a “rape capital of the world”. Gandhi on Saturday condoled the "heart-wrenching" death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze and said another daughter has lost her life while awaiting justice. Gandhi said foreign nations are asking the question, why India is unable to look after its daughters and sisters.
"India is known as the rape capital of the world. Foreign nations are asking the question of why India is unable to look after its daughters and sisters. A UP MLA of BJP is involved in the rape of a woman and the Prime Minister doesn't say a single word," Rahul Gandhi said in Wayanad while hinting at another Unnao rape case in which BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar is accused.
Hitting him back, Tiwari said: “Rahul Gandhi can never see or make India a proud country. Time and again, he gives statements that makes him look 'mentally disturbed'. He used wrong words for the PM and he had to apologise in the court.”
The rape victim, who was airlifted to a Delhi hospital after she was set ablaze allegedly by five persons, including two men accused of raping her, died on Friday night.
"The saddening and heart-wrenching death of the innocent daughter of Unnao, that has shamed humanity, has left me angered and stunned. Another daughter has lost her life while awaiting justice and security," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
"In this hour of grief, I express my condolences to the victim's family," he tweeted with the hashtag 'Beti Ko Nyay Do'.