Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the BJP and RSS for the alleged harassment of nuns who were headed towards Uttar Pradesh.
The nuns from Kerala were allegedly asked about their religion and had to show their papers to the BJP youth wing while they were on a train.
"Who gave the men of the BJP youth wing permission and authority to harass women on a train? Who gave them the right to check the identity papers of the nuns and two girls with them. Who allowed them to ask what their religion was? Are we to believe that in our country women cannot take a train without being harassed by someone and she is answerable to some goons about what she stands for and what she believes in?" questioned Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Priyanka Gandhi slammed the BJP while addressing a rally at Karunagapally in the Kollam district. "It's election time. That's why when the sisters (nuns) were taken off a train in Jhansi and harassed by their own people, the union minister made a comment saying it's wrong. The rest of the time, they fully encouraged this sort of behaviour," she said.
She also added that she had spoken to the nuns over the phone. They had revealed that they were worried about what had happened. They were allegedly pulled out of the train and had no one to protect them. Gandhi then said that the BJP and RSS don't respect women, and make 'hollow' statements about protecting them. She also said that the ministers from the BJP and RSS spend their entire time raising objections over women's clothes, and other matters. However, this doesn't happen when elections are around the corner, she said.
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