Congress attacks PM Modi for #39;silence#39; over Unnao rape case

Congress attacks PM Modi for #39;silence#39; over Unnao rape case

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The Congress today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged silence over the Unnao rape case and questioned why the accused BJP MLA was yet to be arrested. Speaking to reporters here, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal also alleged that Modi was not serious about the 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 the Unnao rape case.

The BJP is holding a country-wide fast today to corner opposition over the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament. Sibal, referring to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report for 2016, also said that the BJP-ruled states have the highest crime rate against women. The Uttar Pradesh police today registered an FIR against ruling BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged gangrape of a minor girl in Unnao, hours after the government said it would hand over the investigation into the case to the CBI.

The victim did not name him (the MLA) because she was afraid. Why then was he not arrested? We charge he would never be arrested, said Sibal. The former Union minister added that once the case is transferred to the CBI, the investigation agency would take its own time to conduct the probe and the MLA concerned would go absconding meanwhile. After some months, the C...

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