Respecting women as important as revering a goddess: Rahul

The Congress leader highlighted the need to respect women in today's world

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it was as important to respect women in today's world as it was to worship a goddess.

Wishing people on the occasion of Navratri, he said, "In today's world respecting women is as important as it is to worship a goddess."

The comments come close on the heels of the alleged rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras, over which the Congress has launched a major political offensive against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.