BJP eroding Ambedkar's legacy, PM Modi paying lip-service: Congress

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"When you are in public life, people come to you with their version".

A video clipping of the two relishing on sandwiches and chips went viral on social media and was broadcast by television channels, even as embarrassed state BJP leaders kept mum. "They should have ideally not commented until an investigation was conducted".

"The BJP passed a resolution on April 1 condemning the incident of rape".

"Atrocities against women across the country, specially in the BJP ruled states, is on the rise". Singh also said he had already spoken to BJP president Amit Shah and J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on the issue.

Stressing that a fair probe was being conducted into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, the BJP on Friday alleged that the Congress was playing "dirty politics".

The government has already announced that it would give rewards to the medal winners from the state, he added.

The protest was led by party's state president Dr Manehndra Nath Pandey who held fast in Chandauli while in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the protest was led by Union Health Minister JP Nadda.

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In national interest, it is important to criticise incidents like the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have "shook the head of the entire nation in shame", he said.

Lekhi claimed that the woman counsel appearing for the Kathua rape victim was being pressurised not to appear in the case.

"An SIT (Special Investigation Team) was formed and six-seven persons were arrested".

"On one hand, Salathiaji is demanding justice, while on the other hand, he has called to shut down the high court".

He said she has chosen to look at incidents such as the Kathua and Unnao cases through the "prism of religion".

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi noted that the Kathua and Unnao incidents can not be termed as "normal cases" and said these have shamed the nation.

"This pressure is being built by those who are heading the Bar Council and Bar Associations". The government also suspended the Unnao Deputy Superintendent of Police.