After her barrage of criticism in Parliament against Rahul Gandhi over his reported "rape in India" remark, Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out at the Congress leader outside the House too, saying it was "disgusting" that he was attempting to score political points over rape.
The BJPs' women MPs slammed Gandhi on Friday for the remarks he reportedly made in Jharkhand's Godda district on Thursday, and demanded his apology.
"He used the rape of women and their pain for politics. While women in India are strong to answer him, but Rahul Gandhi inviting people to come and commit rape in India is disgusting. Who can agree with this comment? I want Sonia Gandhi to make him understand that Indian women will not forgive him for this comment. They will give him a fitting reply. I am speechless," she told reporters in Parliament complex.
इतिहास में पहली बार हुआ कि गांधी खानदान का बेटा सरेआम कहता हो, आओ भारत में बलात्कार करो।— BJP (@BJP4India) December 13, 2019
क्या राहुल गांधी कह रहे हैं कि भारत में हर पुरुष रेप करना चाहता है?
क्या राहुल गांधी का देश की जनता को संदेश है कि महिलाओं का रेप होना चाहिए?: श्रीमती @smritiirani #IndiansAreNotRapists pic.twitter.com/SMDmN8GWHE
Irani also said that she wanted to ask all the men if they considered Rahul Gandhi's comments insulting or not.
"I want to ask you, have you ever heard a leader say that come and rape in India? Is asking for forgiveness enough? He calls all men rapists, is asking for forgiveness enough? Who has given Rahul Gandhi the right to insult the people of India," she posed.
Gandhi said in Jharkhand on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative is like 'rape in India', an apparent reference to rising incidents of rape in the country.