How can Modi honour women if he can’t mention his wife, asks Rahul

Rahul said BJP took several elections for its prime ministerial candidate to mention the name of his wife in the poll affidavit.

By: Press Trust of India | Doda | Updated: April 12, 2014 8:07 am

Two days after the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mentioned his wife for the first time in an election affidavit, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi used it Friday to hit out at Modi and attack the BJP’s claim that it would ensure the safety of women and empower them.

Rahul said that while the BJP made claims of ensuring the safety of women, it took several elections for its prime ministerial candidate to mention the name of his wife in the poll affidavit.

“Don’t know how many elections he has contested till now, but he has revealed for the first time that he is married. In Delhi, he talks about honour of women, but his own wife’s name doesn’t reach the affidavit,” Rahul told an election rally.

He also targeted Modi over the alleged snooping on a woman architect by the Gujarat government.

“The chief minister’s office and the police setup was engaged in tapping of the phone of a woman — the entire Gujarat Police was stalking her…the chief minister wanted to know what was happening around her. If these examples are anything to reveal the true face of BJP, then what about the claim of BJP about women empowerment across the country?” Rahul asked.

Rahul also attacked Modi over his alleged links with the Adani group, saying the Gujarat businessman was given “everything” while senior BJP leaders like L K Advani and Jaswant Singh were “thrown out”.

“Advani was thrown out, Jaswant Singh was thrown out and Adani was taken in,” he said.

Taking a dig at Modi’s claim of governance, Rahul said it was “Adani government” being run there. “He is Gujarat’s big businessman. How was he given everything? They work like this,” Rahul said.

“They talk of development…will undertake development… In Gujarat, one person was given hundreds of acres of land free and asked to do whatever he wants to do with it, but at the same time, workers and farmers were weeping,” he said, without naming the person who was given the land.

This is the second time in as many days that Rahul has attacked Modi on his alleged links with the Adani group.

Addressing a meeting in Udaipur Thursday, Rahul had said, “BJP has chucked out Advani and brought in Adani in its race to make one person the prime minister of India”.
Rahul also said BJP ministers in Karnataka watched “videos” in the state assembly.

“What kind of videos, you would have read in the newspapers,” he said, referring to an episode during the BJP’s tenure in Karnataka when ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching porn clips in the state assembly.

Rahul also claimed that during a visit to BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh he was told that 20,000 women were missing. “They don’t know where they went, they are missing,” he said.

Flanked by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz, Rahul said, “It is a battle between two ideologies as we go to elections. On one side it is National Conference and Congress and on the other it is BJP.”

He said the country can be taken towards peace, progress and prosperity only through unity, but the BJP is engaged in “divisive politics”.

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First Published on: April 12, 2014 3:10 am
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    Murthy
    Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 am
    Dear Rahul, the country would certainly decide whether they want a family who sacrificed country for the sake of their personal benefits or person who sacrificed family for the sake of public service. our first prime minister connived with British to divide the country and so that he has to become PM. for that, (it is belived) he even had relationship with lady Mountbatten. would you answer this question Mr. Rahul
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      focus
      Apr 14, 2014 at 8:49 am
      how can you honour women if you change GFs every year?
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        Kapil Dev Suri
        Apr 15, 2014 at 3:33 am
        Rahul should remember SUSHIL A CONGRESS LEADERS TANDOOR KAND and rape case of NIRBAY AND latest IN OF A LADY PRESS REPORTER Bombay AND ACID ATTACKS ON GIRLS IN CONGRESS REGIME tHEY SHOULD REFRAIN FROM THROWING STONE ON OTHER HOUSE WHILE LIVING IN GL HOUSES ..
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          swamy nk
          Apr 12, 2014 at 6:56 am
          Rahul must read "the secret tales of Nehru family"before talking about Modi's seperated wife.
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            KSK
            Apr 12, 2014 at 9:05 am
            Why Rahul is not getting married ? If he is a bachelor he does not have any right to make any statements against the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate. RG needs to get married to get all the answers to himself. On the contrary Rajeev hi had displa very matured thinking and actions. Wish somebody tells RG that these kinds of statements made in public can put him in tight corner situation throughout his life and hence, first get married and then comment.
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              Paul
              Apr 12, 2014 at 8:33 am
              Modi's wife isn't complaining why are you poking your nose there - are you planning to atleast try to understand how to rule a nation like INDIA - instead of picking some nonsense just to stay in the news - don't remember there are allegations against you as well and very bad ones !!! try to clean your back of that before talking about others !!!
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                P.S.Arunachalam Arunachalam
                Apr 15, 2014 at 6:42 am
                How can RaGa honour women when he is supposed to be a bachelor ?
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                  Rahul Kapoor
                  Apr 14, 2014 at 10:03 am
                  When you will aks any clarification from MODI. They will bombard you with so many questions.A question to a question, is not the answer.
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                    Rahul Kapoor
                    Apr 14, 2014 at 10:01 am
                    Why Modi ditched his wife for entire life???She deserves to share all the success and protocol he enjoys.
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                      Rahul Kapoor
                      Apr 15, 2014 at 9:58 am
                      Why Modi was ashamed of even naming his wife for 30 years.
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                        SURESH
                        Apr 12, 2014 at 5:56 am
                        Mr. Rahul What about the relationship between Nehru & Edwina ?
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                          vivek
                          Apr 12, 2014 at 3:18 am
                          Rahul bhai please stop this namo mantra your actually making him more powerfull by targeting him.It will not work contrary your personal black marks will now come out with proof by doing this personal alegation agsinst man you give up his own life for his country by working for its upliftment.So now dark part of you and your family will come out wirh proof.Even your g g fathers releation with lady mount batton,also the reason for dividing country to take pm post, and how your mother catch hold of Rajeev, so stop doing it otherwise there will be lot of mud in your white cloth.Its of no use and relevant to raise question against Narendra bhai or face music from his mouth and get denched in mud.
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