New Delhi, Sep 26: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Tuesday said he “doesn’t understand the role of a father” to empathise with the problems of the protesting women at the university, “who were like his daughters”.
The opposition also sought a probe into the BHU violence by an all-party panel of senior MPs and demanded resignation of Vice Chancellor of BHU terming the “Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao” scheme of the government as ‘Beti Padhao aur Beti Pitwao (Teach the girls and beat them up).
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar. Modi is Lok Sabha MP from Varanasi, stated “But PM doesn’t understand the role of a father..The MP did not want to play the role of a father..Therefore not coming forward as a father, he (Modi) ran away through the lanes of Varanasi. Had he not been the PM, I would have said he ran away like a bhagora (deserter),” said
“I don’t know if there was Prime Minister’s (Modi) programme in Varanasi, but its MP was present there. It is his duty.. The lathicharge on students and girls took place on September 24, which is also the Daughters’ day”, he added.
“The manner in which the PM gets off his car to wave at the crowds when he is welcomed..Even when he goes to his party (BJP) office, he gets off his car and starts walking towards it..
“Had he once approached the protesting students walking, I am sure the girls of the country seeing their PM coming towards them, would have felt he is like their father, Babbar further said.
Modi’s route through the BHU gate, during his visit to the city last week, was changed as students were protesting there against eve teasing in the campus.
“The report, which was sent to the chief secretary Rajiv Kumar, said BHU administration did not handle the complaint of the victims in the correct manner, nor did it bring the situation under control. That’s why such a big incident happened,” said Babbar.
He asserted that the university administration, Zila administration and police administration were responsible for violence.
“The manner in which the VC defended himself and gave false statements, it is very shameful, Babar said, adding he should not be allowed to enter any other varisity.