When the whole of India has United to demand justice for Manisha a dalit girl who was tortured,raped and killed,a BJP MP from Chhattisgarh has kicked up a row by calling the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old woman a ‘banawati’ (fake) incident.
Mohan Mandavi, the MP from Kanker seat, said the senior Congress leaders have been visiting Hathras where nothing has happened.
“If there will a CBI investigation (into Dhanora case), similar incidents will be unearthed in every four to five villages (of Bastar in Chhhattisgarh)…those who fabricate the false story of Hathras. No atrocity had occurred there,” he said while addressing a gathering.
“…..’use banawati banakar, use atyachar banakar’ (by making up the Hathras incident), senior Congress leaders have been visiting there where nothing has happened,” he added.
The BJP leader further said atrocities have been taking place on tribals in Bastar while asking as to why Congress leaders are not visiting there.
Mandavi’s remarks invited sharp reaction from the Congress party which said that the MP’s statement reflects the mindset of BJP towards the Hathras incident.
Earlier, BJP leader Ranjeet Bahadur Srivastava had made controversial statement against the victim, saying that she would have called the boy to the field as they were having an affair.
Input: Times Now