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BJP flays Cong on Assam molestation victim identity issue

July 17, 2012 20:59 IST

Hitting out at the Congress and its government in Assam on their conduct in Guwahati molestation case where authorities have revealed the name and photo of the victim, the Bharatiya Janata Party sought to know how a party headed by a lady was dealing with this issue in such a manner.

"The BJP not only condemns the incident but also the totally insensitive way in which the Assam government, the National Commission for Women and the Congress party has handled it. It is something that the nation will have to condemn in no uncertain words," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.

The BJP alleged that the Congress -- as well as the UPA -- which are headed by Sonia Gandhi, is running a government in the state which "does not even respect the first condition given in such a situation that the privacy of the victim has to be protected."

The Tarun Gogoi government had issued a press statement with the name and photograph of the victim.

Demanding an apology for this and the immediate arrest of the main culprit, the BJP said the Congress government in Assam was not even conscious of its responsibility and for showing such "disgusting indifference".

The Congress shot back at BJP for this criticism. "The problem with BJP is that when they have no issues to appear before the media in the evening briefing, they dig out issues... Those who are in public life must maintain a certain modicum of decency. They must not try to make political issues of human tragedies. This tendency is highly regrettable and should be avoided," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.

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