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Hoshiarpur rape & murder: Sitharaman questions silence of the Gandhis

Oct 24, 2020 18:12 IST

The rape and murder of a six-year-old Dalit girl in Congress-ruled Punjab’s Hoshiarpur has given BJP fresh ammunition to target the Gandhi family. Union minister Nirmala Sithraman has questioned Rahul Gandhi’s silence on the incident. She took a jibe asking why is Rahul Gandhi not going to Hoshiarpur on a ‘picnic’, adding incidents of rape should not be politicised. Referring to Rahul and Priyanka’s outrage over Hathras incident, Sitharaman also asked why the Hoshiarpur incident doesn't shake the conscience of the brother and sister who rush to places which can help them politically. Earlier Union Minister Javadekar also targeted the Gandhis on this issue.