Rahul Gandhi joins RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav to protest against rapes at Muzaffarpur shelter home

New Delhi: Major opposition parties, some of them fighting each other in states, came together, to protest against the alleged rape of young girls at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur on August 4. They demanded the guilty be brought to book and accused the BJP-led NDA government of pursuing anti-women polices.
The show of Opposition unity, led by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was occasioned by the protest march organised by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) at Jantar Mantar. Prominent leaders who joined the protest included Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav and Misa Bharti, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja and Atul Kumar Anjan, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, DMK’s TKS Elangovan, INLD’s Dushyant Chautala and TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi.
Addressing the protesters, Opposition leaders attacked the BJP and demanded stringent punishment against those involved in such heinous crimes through a speedy investigation monitored by the Supreme Court.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said if Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is ashamed of the incident, he should take action immediately.
“We stand with the women of India, we stand with the girls and their families who suffered in this shelter home,” Gandhi said.
The Congress president said the country is at a crucial crossroads with the BJP and the RSS on one side and the entire nation on the other.
“This will be seen more in many ways in the coming days”, he added.
“India is saying that what has happened in the last four years, we do not like. When India makes up its mind, then no one can stand before it,” Gandhi said.

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