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PM Modi should apologise over BHU incident, says Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi, on a three-day tour of poll-bound Gujarat, said the PM should tender apology as the incident took place in his constituency, Varanasi.

india Updated: Sep 25, 2017 21:50 IST
Dwarka: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during his road show at Bhatiya village in Dwarka district of Gujarat on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI9_25_2017_000124B)
Dwarka: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during his road show at Bhatiya village in Dwarka district of Gujarat on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI9_25_2017_000124B)(PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for police action against students at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) during a protest over an eve-teasing incident.

Gandhi, on a three-day tour of poll-bound Gujarat, said the PM should tender apology as the incident took place in his constituency, Varanasi.

“The incident at BHU is BJP’s version of `Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. And, when they (girls) demand their rights, beat them up. This incident happened in the PM’s constituency. Modiji should apologise to the students of BHU and take immediate action,” Gandhi told reporters.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi slammed the BJP over police baton-charge on woman students through a tweet.

Attaching link to a video of woman students, who alleged they were beaten up by policemen, Gandhi tweeted, “BJP version of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in BHU”.

A number of students including women and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge after a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.