Congress leaders made the comments in reference to reports that a BJP lawmaker and his son took away a man on Saturday accused of harassing a woman in custody.
File image of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. PTI
New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra searched the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday following media reports claiming that a BJP lawmaker and his son allegedly took away a man accused of harassing a woman in custody, calling it ‘saving the mission of state dispensation criminals.
In addition to their tweets attacking the government, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi tagged media reports claiming that the BJP MP, his son and his supporters took away a man on Saturday accused of harassing a woman in custody.
“How it started: ‘Beti bachao’ (saving the girls). How it goes: ‘Apradhi bachao’ (saving the criminals), ”Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
How it started: बेटी बचाओ
How it goes: अपराधी बचाओ pic.twitter.com/N7IsfU7As5
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 18, 2020
Tagging a media report on the incident, Priyanka Gandhi said in a Hindi tweet: “Will the UP CM say this is under which ‘mission’? ‘?”
क्या यूपी के सीएम बताएंगे कि यह किस ‘मिशन’ के तहत हो रहा है? बेटी बचाओ या अपराधी बचाओ? https://t.co/fpMMiE2MSd
– Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 18, 2020
Congress attacked the government of Uttar Pradesh over the issue of the alleged increase in crimes against women, particularly after the Hathras case, in which a 19-year-old Dalit woman from the district was allegedly raped and assaulted by four men. She later died of injuries at a Delhi hospital.
Yogi Adityanath’s government is fighting harsh criticism for its handling of the Hathras case, particularly after local police cremated the woman at night, allegedly without family approval.
However, officials said the cremation was carried out “according to the wishes of the family.” The investigation into the case was resumed by the CBI.
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