Maharashtra: Mungantiwar criticizes RaGa for blaming BJP for Jalgaon incident
Maharashtra Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said Rahul Gandhi's comments blaming BJP and RSS for the Jalgaon incident don't befit a person aspiring to become a PM. Two backward community boys were beaten-up and paraded naked in Jalgaon's Wakadi village for swimming in a well belonging to a person of a different caste. A video of the incident went viral on social media on June 10.
Gandhi says BJP and RSS's 'manuvadi' thought process responsible
Condemning the incident, the Congress President had yesterday tweeted that the only crime the two backward community minors had committed was that they were taking a bath in a "golden well". Holding the BJP and the RSS's "manuvadi" thought process responsible for the horrific incident, Rahul Gandhi said humanity was trying to save itself using the last available straw.
Here is the tweet by Rahul Gandhi
महाराष्ट्र के इन दलित बच्चों का अपराध सिर्फ इतना था कि ये एक "सवर्ण" कुएं में नहा रहे थे।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 15, 2018
आज मानवता भी आखरी तिनकों के सहारे अपनी अस्मिता बचाने का प्रयास कर रही है।
RSS/BJP की मनुवाद की नफरत की जहरीली राजनीति खिलाफ हमने अगर आवाज़ नहीं उठाई तो इतिहास हमें कभी माफ नहीं करेगा pic.twitter.com/STeBSkI1q1
Mungatiwar charges at Gandhi for sharing video of the incident
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi's tweet in which he shared the video of the incident, Mungantiwar said it is a norm that the names or photos of victims of rape or abuse should not be made public. He said that before he aspires to become the PM, Gandhi has to first learn the etiquettes that suit the position and not be in a hurry.
NCP leader says one victim was pressurized to withdraw case
On NCP leader Nawab Malik's charge that one of the victims was pressurized by the government to withdraw the case, Mungantiwar said minister Girish Mahajan, under whose constituency the incident occurred, had visited the place to ensure strict action is taken against the culprits. The police have arrested two men, Ishwar Joshi, the well-owner and his farm-worker Prahlad Lohar, in connection with the incident.