Posted on December 13, 2019, 2:20 PM IST
Congress scion Rahul Gandhi has caused an uproar in the country with his Rape in India remark over the sexual crimes happening in the country recently. Defending himself he said he won’t apologise, and then went on to post a tweet, along with an old clip of Modi calling Delhi India's "rape capital":
Both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned today following a pandemonium over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "rape in India" remark and the unrest in Northeast over the amended citizenship law.
The Winter Session of the Lok Sabha concluded on Friday with Speaker Om Birla adjourning the proceedings sine die amid a hue and cry raised by BJP MPs over Rahul Gandhi's recent remark on the growing incidence of rape in India.
As Speaker Om Birla read out his remarks over various issues taken up during the session, the treasury benches were seen demanding an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for the controversial comment on rape he made during an election rally in Jharkhand.
Opposition members were also heard shouting slogans such as 'we want justice' and demanded that Rahul Gandhi should be given a chance to respond. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi were present in the Lok Sabha as the House erupted in protests led by Union minister Smriti Irani.
Rajya Sabha, on the other hand, was adjourned for the second time on Friday after the Congress, TMC, DMK and the Left created uproar over continued violence in north-eastern states over the amended citizenship law.
No sooner Rajya Sabha met at noon after the first adjournment, TMC MP Derek O'Brien raised the issue of violence in the Northeast, but Chairman Venkaiah Naidu did not allow him and proceeded with the listed questions.
In the meanwhile, Congress MPs too came in support of the TMC leader and soon other Opposition parties started raising slogans against the amended Citizenship Act, violence in the northeastern states, including Tripura.
TMC member Dola Sen even tore a piece of paper while standing in the well.
In the Lok Sabha, Arjun Ram Meghwal, the junior minister for parliamentary affairs, said the Congressman should apologise. Union Minister Smriti Irani, a longtime rival of Rahul Gandhi's who wrested his Amethi seat from him this year, said he had given "a clarion call" that Indian women should be raped.
When Kanimozhi, a DMK MP, defended Rahul Gandhi's comments, Irani said she was "disgusted" and "extremely disheartened" that she couldn't transcend party divsions even on an issue such as crimes against women.