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What happened to women in last 4 years never happened in even 3000 years: Rahul Gandhi

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Raipur, Aug 10: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he doesn’t utter a word when girls are raped. “What happened to women in last 4 years never happened in even 3000 years”, he added. 

Addressing a gathering in Raipur, Gandhi said “PM doesn’t utter a word when girls are raped in UP&Bihar. It’s a question which arises not only in yours but also in the hearts of all women in India. What happened to women in last 4 yrs never happened in even 3000 years”.

“In BJP-ruled states, women are not safe. Atrocities against women have risen alarmingly”, he further asserted.

He made these remarks when the country is stunned with recent Muzaffarpur and Deoria shelter home incident.

On August 5, at least 24 girls were rescued from the shelter home after a 10-year-old girl complaint the police that they were being sexually abused.

Last month, in short-stay girls shelter home run by an NGO in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, 34 minor girls were allegedly sexually assaulted.

In a recent incident of sexual assault at a shelter home, a differently-abled girl was allegedly raped in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Wednesday.

This year, several instances of sexual crime against minors and women have been reported from different states.

The Congress President also took potshots at the Prime Minister over hike in wages stating that “PM Modi made a woman in Chhattisgarh lie about doubling her income. This is BJP’s model. Lie and encourage others to lie”.

Gandhi, who was in Chhattisgarh inaugurated Rajiv Bhawan earlier in a day.

Besides this, he paid tribute to Congressmen who lost their lives in a Maoist attack in 2013.

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Rahul rejigs Odisha state Congress body

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reconstituted the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) including Vice Presidents, Treasurer, General Secretaries, Executive Committee members, Special Invitees, Secretaries, Disciplinary Committee, Election Committee and Campaign Committee.

While OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik will head the state’s Election Committee, Bhakta Charan Das has been appointed Chairman of the Campaign Committee. Ranjib Biswal has been made the Convener of the committee.

Kishore Chandra Patel has been appointed the Treasurer of the OPCC.

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Given up on ‘achche din’, people now await ‘sachche din’: Congress

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modis customary Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said all the Prime Minister said was “meaningless” for the common people who have given up on “achche din” (good days) promised by Modi in 2014 and are now waiting for “sachche din” (truthful days).

“The Prime Minister in his last address to the nation (before next Lok Sabha polls) on Independence Day did not utter a single word that would be meaningful to the common person. The people are now tired of the fake ‘achche din’ and are really waiting for ‘sachche din’ when Modiji will depart as the Prime Minister of the country,” Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

The Congress spokesman also challenged Modi for an open debate on issues of corruption, Rafale deal, Vyapam scam, “failing” economy, falling rupee, foreign policy, mob lynchings and woman safety, among others.

“In 2013, Modiji had challenged then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to an open debate on the issues of corruption, on China and Pakistan threatening the territorial integrity of India, on falling rupee and economy, on unemployment as also farmers and women.

“We ask Prime Minister Modi today, is he ready for a debate on those very issues with the Congress President Rahul Gandhi? Will he debate on the issue of corruption, Rafale and Vyapam? Will he debate on the failing economy and falling rupee? Rupee has hit a new low of 70 per dollar and trade deficit has gone over $18 billion,” Surjewala said.

“Will he debate on the manner China has occupied Doklam, and intruding into Ladakh and engulfing India from all sides? Will he debate on Pakistan’s sponsored terrorism? Will he debate on the rampant unemployment prevailing in the country?” he added.

Commenting on Modi’s observation that world leaders are acknowledging India’s prowess, Surjewala said that Modi should desist from “undermining Indians’ contribution to the world over the last 70 years”.

“Let Prime Minister not insult India and India’s entrepreneurial spirit. It has not happened in just the last four years. India was always a power and India is a power that the world reckons with,” the Congress leader said.

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Independence Day: Can’t Handle Tricolour, Let Alone Nation, Says Congress On Amit Shah

The Congress’ jibe came after Shah fumbled while hoisting the national flag at the BJP headquarters

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The Congress on Wednesday took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, saying those who cannot handle the national flag cannot be expected to handle the nation.

The Congress’ jibe came after Shah fumbled while hoisting the national flag at the BJP headquarters. The Tricolour slipped down the pole to the ground as soon as Shah pulled the string.

“How could those who cannot handle the national flag would handle the nation? If those who derided the tricolour for over 50 years had not done so, things would not have come to such a pass,” the Congress party tweeted as it shared the video of the fumble.

“Those who give certificates of patriotism to others are oblivious of the etiquette of the national anthem,” it added.

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