Hitting back at the Prime Minister, who had lashed out at the Congress on Friday, Selja said the PM was only interested in doing politics over the legacy of the Dalit icon. "Our daughters will get justice", he said at an event to inaugurate the B R Ambedkar memorial here.
He said Modi's silence over the rising atrocities against women was "unacceptable" and that India was waiting for him to speak up. "This is a national issue and not a political one", Gandhi said at the march towards the India Gate in New Delhi.More news: Panchayat union teachers on 'campaign' trail
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking action against his ministers who are trying to save the rape accused.
On Thursday midnight Congress called for a candle march protest at India Gate to show the outrage of the people. The details pertaining to both the cases have shocked the conscience of the nation as involvement of people belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindu right-wing groups have been establishment by the investigations.More news: Two-goal hero Zaha 'buzzing' after Crystal Palace's victory
Rahul Gandhi had announced the midnight protest in a tweet on Wednesday, and although he had termed it a "silent" peaceful vigil, anti-BJP slogans could be heard by the protesters. "Rahul represents a younger generation and the incident has shaken the entire country".
"We are here against crimes being committed against women, against rapes, violence and murder and the government must act on this".More news: Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Chong Wei
The Congress on Friday distanced itself from High Court Bar Association (Jammu) president BS Slathia, who has been spearheading protests, demanding CBI probe into the Kathua gangrape-cum-murder case and deportation of Rohingyas. The eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed in January. The handling of the Unnao rape case where a BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is an accused has also garnered a large amount of anger from the public.