SMIRITI Irani Slams Rahul Gandhi For Lampooning BJP Govt’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Movement

UNION Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani has slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for taunting the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the  wake of atrocities committed  in  two shelters home in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders are making  fun of BBBP scheme  .Rahul Gandhi and his party’s activists always  targeted the BBBP program   whenever something goes wrong , said the actress turned politician. Defending BJP and the initiative, Irani said on Twitter Rahul’s observation about Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), BJP leaders and ministers is poor and such statements show his level of understanding. India’s Defence Minister is a lady, External Affairs Minister is a lady and Lok Sabha Speaker is a lady. To disrespect women just because they are associated with BJP or RSS shows the level to which Rahul Gandhi will fall, “said the senior BJP leader, Smriti said .Earlier during the day,addressing the women conclave, ‘Mahila Adhikar Sammelan’ in New Delhi ,Gandhi had taken potshots at the BJP, saying, “The Congress has always welcomed women, unlike the RSS which has shut doors to women in the country forever. The ideology of BJP and RSS is that only the men will run this country and if it is anywhere that the women belong, it is at the back.”Gandhi had also criticised the BJP over the rising incidents of sexual crime against in various parts of India.  Gandhi said “They talk a lot, but the Women’s Reservation Bill is long pending. Congress told them clearly that the entire party will stand by them the day they decide to pass it. They said ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’. I fail to understand whose daughter they want to save. The daughters need to be saved from these BJP MLAs,” added Rahul Gandhi. It may be recalled that Gandhi and Irani contested from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi constituency in 2014 general elections. Gandhi won. Since then, the two leaders have often locked horns on social media over several issues. Irani continues to work in the Amethi constituency, criticising Gandhi for having done little during his tenure of 14 years as the Member of Parliament (MP) from the Amethi Lok Sabha seat. She may contest 2019 Lok Sabha poll from Amethi. She now is an elected Member of the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat (pic courtesy: The Hindu).

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