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Rajnath Singh: Opposition parties will shout #MeToo if Congress deceives Grand Alliance

Later on, a situation should not arise when the alliance partners are deceived by the Congress and are forced to scream #MeToo, Rajnath Singh cautioned.

Union Minister Rajnath Singh. (File)
Union Minister Rajnath Singh. (File)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while addressing a BJP youth event in Hyderabad on Saturday, used the #Metoo analogy to warn Opposition parties from entering into an alliance with the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year.

In a warning to regional parties, the minister said that anyone who aligned with the Congress had failed in the political field. Later on, a situation should not arise when the alliance partners are deceived by the Congress and are forced to scream #MeToo, Singh cautioned.

Jo bhi Congress ke saath gaya, usko mitne se duniya ki koi taakat nahi bacha paayi. Baad mein kahin aise haalat na ho jaayein, saari vipakshi partiyan gathbandhan kar lein aur bad mein jab Congress se dhoka kha jaayein, toh #MeToo campaign chalane ke liye majboor ho jaayein (Anyone who has aligned with Congress has failed in the political field. Later on, a situation should not arise when the alliance parties are deceived by the Congress and are forced to scream #MeToo),” Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Interestingly, the Union minister has been chosen to head a panel of Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent sexual harassment at workplace. On Wednesday, the government formed the panel to recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, as well as for strengthening the existing legal and institutional frameworks.

With the #Metoo movement gaining momentum, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi had earlier expressed her solidarity with the campaign and assured that her ministry would set up a committee of senior judicial and legal persons to look into issues of sexual harassment.