National Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday lashed back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the latter cited Indian Mujahideen and East India Company in an attack on the Opposition Front, and said the Opposition will help heal Manipur and rebuild the idea of India in Manipur.
“Call us whatever you want, Mr Modi. We are INDIA. We will help heal Manipur and wipe the tears of every woman and child. We will bring back love and peace for all her people. We will rebuild the idea of India in Manipur,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday.
In all, 26 opposition parties had launched the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) to take on the NDA in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Although the Congress leader is not included in the Monsoon session of Parliament that began on July 20, the united Oposition Front has been demanding discussion on Manipur crisis in the House.
It may be mentioned that a day before the monsoon session began, a shocking video showing two women who were stripped and paraded naked by a violent mob in broad daylight in full public view and reportedly gangraped on May 4 went viral and drew the world’s attention to the nearly three-month violence in Manipur with more intense outrage and widespread protest.
Reacting to the viral video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking before the session began, said no person involved in the heinous crime will be spared.
"The Manipur incident is shameful... My heart is full of pain and anger. I assure the nation, no guilty will be spared. The law will take its course with all its might. What has happened to daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven,"
Modi, however, has not spoken on Manipur crisis in the House yet.
While the Prime Minister preferred not to speak on Manipur violence and is yet to visit Manipur devastated by violence, Rahul Gandhi visited Manipur on June 29-30 to assess the situation and interacted with the survivors and victims of the violence in the state, defying strong protest.
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