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All India Mahila Congress president and party spokesperson Sushmita Dev said BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi brought "disgrace to the nation" with her remarks that the two incidents were being selectively highlighted.
Dev said the perpetrators of crime would not ask a woman her religion before committing such an act.
It is a matter of shame that the women lawmakers of the BJP are silent due to the fear of the dictator," she said.
Dev asked Lekhi what did she do when the one-stop centres established after the Nirbhaya case were scrapped by the NDA government.
I condemn her (Lekhi's) statement. She is a disgrace to this nation and its women, she said.
Earlier in the day, Lekhi alleged that Bar Association of Jammu president B S Slathia, who led a protest in Kathua, was senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's polling agent during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
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