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Cong govt in Rajasthan tried to suppress gangrape news because of polls: Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Ghazipur (UP) 

Saturday accused the government in of trying to suppress a Dalit woman's gangrape keeping the elections in mind.

The crime in Alwar provoked protests across the state after the woman's husband said she was raped on April 26 and the police informed on April 30, but the FIR was filed on May 7.

"The which is in power in has tried to suppress the of the gangrape of a Dalit woman due to the polls in that state," Modi said at an election meeting in Ghazipur in eastern UP.

He had alleged the police did not act quickly because of the elections. voted in the polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6.

The said that the cannot give 'nyay' (justice) to the daughters of the country, indirectly invoking the name of the income support scheme that the opposition party has promised to launch if voted to power.

Modi brought up Congress Sam Pitroda's "hua to hua" (it happened, so what?) remark on anti-Sikh riots in 1984, saying it reflected that party's "arrogance".

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 18:06 IST