Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called out BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the accused in the Unnao rape case. She now intends to translate words into action by visiting the victim.
Why do we give people like Kuldeep Sengar the strength and protection of political power and abandon their victims to battle for their lives alone?
This FIR clearly states that the family was threatened and apprehensive. It even mentions the possibility of a planned accident.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 30, 2019
Advocate Prashant Bhushan is also disturbed by the Unnao case: he wonders whether this could be worse than Nirbhaya. While we are not in favour of comparing tragedies, it does compel us to think…
She complained of rape by BJP MLA& her father was killed, other witnesses were killed. Now her aunt's have been killed; she&her lawyer are battling for life. MLA is still in BJP. MP Sakshi thanks him in jail for support. Isn't this more outrageous than Nirbhaya? #DismissAjayBisht
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 30, 2019
BJP’s women ministers and senior leaders have been strangely silent on the Unnao rape victim’s accident. Now Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has addressed it but only by retweeting an update regarding the car crash. Were they all tired after ruffling all their feathers over Azam Khan’s distasteful remarks?
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) July 30, 2019
Delhi cabinet minister Rajendra Pal Gautam took a dig at the BJP, calling them “brutes” who take the law to the streets rather than the courts. Are you spoiling for a street fight, sir?
— Rajendra Pal Gautam (@AdvRajendraPal) July 30, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tipped his hat to Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel for increasing visiting hours for 10 historical monuments across India.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2019
AIPWA secretary and CPI Politbureau member Kavita Krishnan had an important and rather long (thread) message for Bear Grylls about the episode on his TV show with PM Modi. Instead of ‘Man vs Wild’, it’s Bear vs Krishnan.
Dear @BearGrylls – here's a thread on Modi & forests/environment. You should've researched this stuff, btw, before letting your show become part of Modi's image building agenda.
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) July 29, 2019
Loktantrik Janata Dal MP, Sharad Yadav also wrote a long message — this one is about the need to end caste-based discrimination. He invoked Dr. Payal Tadvi who committed suicide because of the discrimination she allegedly faced.
मैं जब से राजनीति में आया हूं कहता आ रहा हूं कि हमारे देश में जाति की वजह से काफी भेदभाव होता है जाति व्यवस्था खत्म होनी चाहिए इसलिए जीवन का लक्ष्य यही रहा है कि आखरी सीढ़ी पर सबसे नीचे खड़े के लिए आवाज उठाना। यही मेरा धर्म है। अगर सभी ऐसा करें तो डॉक्टर पायल जैसे कई बच सकते थे।
— SHARAD YADAV (@SharadYadavMP) July 29, 2019
Baltimore civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton had a sharp retort for US President Donald Trump who called him a “con man” who “hates whites & cops”. An eye for an eye, Reverend?
Trump says I’m a troublemaker & con man. I do make trouble for bigots. If he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 29, 2019
Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi exclaimed that one life was not enough to serve the people and enforce rule of law. A very worthy sentiment, ma’am but alas, you only live once.
All reasons to be nostalgic..
I strongly feel, ONE LIFE is NOT enough to serve the people & enforce Rule of Law which provides justice+relief & protects people from muscle & money power of entrenched interests.
@DelhiPolice @CPDelhi @IPS_Association pic.twitter.com/uPT7QfAkhs
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 30, 2019
Senator and Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met rapper Cardi B. Yes, you read that correctly. The two have a mutual admiration society dating back to 2018. Is he enlisting her to campaign for his 2020 presidential campaign?
Today @iamcardib and I finally met. We had a great conversation about the future of America.
And let me tell you: Cardi B is right.
Together, we’ll get millions of young people involved in the political process and transform this country. Stay tuned for our video coming soon! pic.twitter.com/L9mQ8InMZu
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 30, 2019
With inputs from Fiza Jha