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Will never apologise for 'rape in India' comment: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 13, 2019.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 13, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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BJP diverting people's attention by raising his 'rape' remarks, he says

Under attack for his rape remarks, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would never apologise and instead demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should do so over an old video in which he claimed that Delhi had turned into a “rape capital” under the UPA dispensation.

“As far as their [BJP’s] demand for apology, I am never going to apologise to them,” Mr. Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament.

He clarified his statement that triggered protests by the BJP in both Houses of ParliamentHe said he simply made a point that Mr. Modi had been talking about ‘Made in India’, but wherever one sees, it is “rape in India”, as rapes were happening all over.

He said the main issue today was that Mr. Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had burnt the entire Northeast, adding that the BJP was diverting people's attention by raising his 'rape' remarks.

On Twitter, Mr. Gandhi said: “Modi should apologise. For burning the North East. For destroying Indias economy. For this speech, a clip of which I’m attaching.”

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