Twitter users have exposed senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi for her nepotistic approach over condemning rape incidents and visiting the families of rape victims only in BJP-ruled state of Uttar Pradesh.
Bengaluru: The death of 23-yr-old Unnao rape victim on Friday (December 6) night is extremely saddening. No woman deserves such death.
But what’s more saddening, shocking and even shameful than her death is the way politics is being played out.
Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi who condemned the death blamed UP CM Yogi Adityanath for it.
She said, “No place for women in Yogi's Uttar Pradesh. Victim's whole family has been constantly harassed since last year. I have heard that the culprits have some BJP connection. That is why they were being shielded. There is no fear among criminals in the state.”
As her statements, laced with politics of the worst kind, began airing on news channels, Twitterati took her on, asking her some tough questions. One of them asked as to why Priyanka didn’t meet the family of Disha’s.
#PriyankaGandhi— giripraj 💯 followback (@giripraj) December 7, 2019
Priyanka gandhi didnt meet priyanks reddy fly
She never met rape victim sujili preethi's fly(who is fighting for justice agsinst YSR congress member)
But she meets unnao,why?
Is it cos culprit is connected to bjp
but she doesnt make politics out of rape
Another Twitter user said she was baking her own bread and butter. The user also reminded her that the gruesome Nirbhaya rape and murder had taken place during the UPA’s rule.
So, race to bake their own bread & butter has started. In whose regime, Nirbhaya had happened & who had not brought in law to ensure grievous injury inflictor juvenile escapes with only three year punishment? Dispatch them back as is right of governance to meet. #PriyankaGandhi— Vijay Chauhan (@noorani_sun) December 7, 2019
That was not all! Another twitter user exhorted Priyanka Gandhi to question former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on the issue of rapes as he questioned the Hyderabad encounter and did not speak a word for the victim’s families.
#PriyankaGandhi should ask this question to @PChidambaram_IN first who yesterday demanded justice for encountered rape accused but had absolutely no thoughts for rape victim! #UnnaoCase #unnaokibeti #Unnav #EncounterForJustice— Arti Mehta (@drartimehta) December 7, 2019
The woman was set afire by five men, including two of her alleged rapists, on Thursday morning when she was going to Rae Bareli to attend a court hearing in the rape case filed by her.
Incidentally, on the same day she died, the Hyderabad police gunned down four of the rape accused (in the Disha rape and murder case.) while the nation is still split on the issue of whether encounter is the right solution, the nation also feels crestfallen at the way rape incidents have increased.
May sanity prevail.
Last Updated 2:32 PM IST