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BJP spokesperson Prakash Jawadekar questions Congress' silence on Mulayam Singh Yadav statement on rape

Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 8:50am IST | Agency: DNA

BJP spokesperson Prakash Jawadekar asked why the Congress was remaining silent on the statements of Mulayam Singh Yadav pertaining to rape. Addressing the media in the city on Friday, Jawadekar said it was surprising that the Congress had not condemned the incident. He also asked which Hindu or Muslim would support rape or defend a rape accused.

Jawadekar asked whether Congress' brand of secularism was something that allowed people to create division in the armed forces on the basis of religion, and seek votes in the name of religion.

Referring to the personal attacks against Modi, Jawadekar pointed out that there had been 10 per cent increase in the voting in the just-concluded first phase of the elections and claimed that the NDA would win as many as 67 of the 91 seats. "The way people have voted, it looks like there is a storm and not a wave. It is because of this that the Congress was attacking Modi personally," Jawadekar claimed.

He also warned the Congress against making personal attacks, and said the party would have to answer if it continued in this manner.

On Modi disclosing his marital status for the first time in his affidavit, Jawadekar said: "Modi has never lied about his marital status, but we do not want to debate personal issues. Besides, making personal attacks will only boomerang on the Congress."


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