Vastavam web: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on incidents of rape across the country. “A BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh raped a woman but the Prime Minister was silent. In Bihar minor girls were raped but he did not speak a word. Incidents of rape are taking place across the country but he is not opening his mouth,” he said. He said that Congress strongly believes that the country cannot progress without women and they should get their due in politics, economy and other spheres of life.
Rahul interacted with the women, who complained that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government has stopped bearing interest component for bank loans taken by SHGs. They also spoke about non-implementation of “Abhay Hastam”, a contributory pension scheme for SHG members launched by the previous Congress government in undivided Andhra Pradesh. Rahul targeted Narendra Modi government for what he called waiving loans of 15 rich industrialists to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh crore but not waiving loans of women, farmers, and small and medium enterprises. He alleged that the demonetization was aimed at taking money from the pockets of poor and waive the huge bank loans of top industrialists and businessmen.