He stood in support of rape-accused SP leader Gayatri Prajapati: Smriti Irani on Rahul Gandhi’s candlelight march


New Delhi: On Friday, Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out at Rahul Gandhi over his candlelight march for Unnao and Kathua rape victims pointing out that he had ‘supported’ former SP MLA Gayatri Prajapati.
Speaking about Rahul Gandhi’s candlelight march, she said: “Rahul Gandhi earlier stood in support of Gayatri Prasad Prajapati. It’s just his compulsion to take a stand this time but Amethi knows the truth. I have faith that justice will be provided.”
She also said that there should be no victim shaming in the rape and murder cases. “As a woman, I believe and request there should be no victim shaming,” Irani told ANI.Speaking on the progress in both the cases, Irani said, “Law agencies and government are taking necessary action.”
“I want strict action to be taken against him and he should be given severe punishment,” Unnao rape victim told said.
An FIR was lodged against Sengar on Thursday under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and the case was handed over to the CBI.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi led a midnight march to the India Gate in New Delhi on Thursday to protest the Kathua and Unnao minor rape cases and said it’s time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to walk the talk on ‘beti bachao’ (save the girl child).
Amid slogans against the BJP and the Prime Minister during the march, Gandhi said the women of the country are afraid to go out today and the government must ensure their safety.
Gandhi was joined by his sister Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra as also their children,