UP Admin Targeted Hathras Family But PM Didn’t Say a Word: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi said that he wanted to meet the hathras victim’s family to make them realise they aren’t alone.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, 6 October slammed PM Modi over his silence on the Hathras case and said that he met the family only to make them realise that they are not alone.

He was addressing a press conference in the backdrop of anti-farm laws agitation in Punjab’s Patiala.

“I wanted to meet that family (Hathras case victim's family) to let them know that they are not alone. That is why I went there. I told them that I haven’t come for myself, but for you and your daughter,” he said.

“Lakhs of women are harrassed across the country every day. Thousands of women are raped. I visited Hathras for them,” he added.

“A girl gets raped and the whole administration targets her family. But the country’s Prime Minister doesn’t say a word,” Rahul said.

Yogi Free to See 'Conspiracy' in Hathras Incident: Rahul

Targeting UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his comment on the Hathras case, the Congress leader said that “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's choice, if he sees an 'international conspiracy' in the Hathras incident, but he personally sees it as a major tragedy,” reported IANS.

“Adityanath is entitled to his opinion, he can imagine what he wants, but what I saw was a lovely girl brutalised and killed, and her family threatened and subjugated,” said Rahul at a media conference in Patiala, Punjab.

On Monday, 5 October, the Uttar Pradesh CM accused BJP’s political opponents of attempting to conspire against it by trying to lay a foundation for caste and communal riots through international funding.

“For last one week, Opposition parties were keen to see riots. We need to move forward amidst all these conspiracies,” reported news agency ANI.

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, along with three other Congress leaders, on Saturday, 3 October, met the family of the Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered.

After speaking with the victim’s family members, Rahul said that “no power can suppress the voice of the family”.

Priyanka assured that the Congress party will fight till justice is delivered. “The family couldn't see their daughter for the one last time. UP CM Yogi Adityanath should understand his responsibility. Till the time justice is delivered, we'll continue this fight,” she said.

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