New Delhi: Several MPs of the BJP staged a protest in Parliament after Congress' Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi termed "Make in India" as "Rape in India".

BJP MP Smriti Irani, in the Lower House, demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi by raising the slogan of "Rahul Gandhi Maafi Maango". She also said that the Congress MP should be punished for making such comments.

Meanwhile, DMK MP Kanimozhi defended Rahul Gandhi's comments to loud disapproval from the government benches. Speaking after Kanimozhi, Smriti Irani said she was "disgusted" that Opposition could not transcend party divisions even on the issue of crimes against women.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm after a massive uproar in parliament over Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' comment.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over crimes against women and said that the Prime Minister had launched "Make in India", but nowadays it is "Rape in India".

"Narendra Modi had said 'Make in India', but nowadays wherever you look, it is ‘Rape in India’. Narendra Modi says 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' but he never said from whom the daughters should be saved? They should be saved from BJP MLAs," he added.