The Congress has targeted the Modi government after 11 people sentenced to life imprisonment for the gangrape of Bilkis Bano and murder of 7 members of his family during the 2002 Gujarat riots came out of jail on Tuesday. Congress said in a press conference that on the day of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, the Gujarat government released 11 accused in the Bilkis Bano case, not the accused, but the accused out of jail. If we do not see this case and this decision in isolation, then a pattern is visible, the mindset of BJP is visible. Congress leader Pawan Khera said that Kathua, Unnao will be two milestones in the history of this country and will continue to embarrass all of us who are in politics. I am saying this, I am saying it with responsibility and I am saying it for some reason.
Pawan Khera said that some people still take seriously what comes out of the Prime Minister’s mouth. Yesterday, Prime Minister spoke big things from the ramparts of Red Fort – women safety, women’s respect, women’s power, good words were used. After a few hours the Gujarat government took a decision which was unexpected, which never happened. The rape accused were released. Then today we also saw that those who have been released, their aarti is being performed, their tilak is being done, Congress asked – is this Amrit Mahotsav! This is the difference between the words and deeds of the Prime Minister! Either people have stopped listening to the Prime Minister, their own people, their own governments or the Prime Minister says something else to the country and picks up the phone and says something else to his state governments.
Kheda said that this is such a case of Bilkis Bano, in which the Supreme Court had ordered the Gujarat government to pay 50 lakh compensation to Bilkis Bano, it was such an order of the Supreme Court, which proved that with Bilkis Bano Whatever has happened, it has been proved, it was wrong, it was illegal, they were wronged, they were tortured, that family was tortured. Killed a 4-5 year old girl on the ground and the gang rape that happened was different. After that, how does the Prime Minister have the courage to talk like this while standing at the Red Fort. Now it is not even surprising, but still they do something like this, which shocks, which makes them more sad and destroys people’s trust in governments.
Pawan Khera said that the Congress party requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji to either come and tell that what you said yesterday from the ramparts of the Red Fort were just words. You yourself do not believe in those words, because your own history is of the last 8-10 years, in which you are well heard respecting women. Whether it is to speak of a girl friend of 50 crores, to speak of a widow of Congress, to speak of Jersey cow, to speak of a woman MP as Shurpanakha. All these words belong to you. Congress asked who is the real Narendra Modi, who comes from the ramparts of the Red Fort and serves lies, or who gets his own Gujarat government to order the release of rape accused? Congress party and this country wants to know.
Khera said that the Prime Minister should clarify that what he said yesterday from the Red Fort’s ramparts was correct? If it was right, then the decision taken by the Gujarat government is also correct? One of the two things can be right, both cannot be right. So what was wrong, what was right, the Prime Minister should clarify and the Gujarat government should withdraw this decision, or the Prime Minister should take back his words spoken from the Red Fort. Only one of the two things can work, both cannot.