Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tore into Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the Hathras gangrape and murder case, asking him what took him so long to initiate any action in the issue. Adityanath, on Wednesday, constituted a three-member SIT to probe the gangrape case.
In a video released on her Twitter handle, the Congress leader asked said it took him 15 days to react to the issue, and pointed out that all that the the chief minister said was Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to him and he constituted the SIT. "Were you waiting for the phone call from the prime minister? Why were you unable to do anything for 15 days? You failed to offer better treatment for the girl," she said.
The 19-year-old dalit woman, whose death in a Delhi hospital two weeks after she was brutally gangraped led to nationwide outrage, was cremated in the dead of the night early Wednesday with family members alleging they were forced by police to hurriedly conduct the last rites.
What have you done to the family of the girl, Priyanka Gandhi asked and sought to know why the chief minister hasn't taken moral responsibility over the incident.
Sharing the video, the Congress leader wrote: “I want to ask some questions to the Chief Minister of UP-
Who ordered to burn the dead body of the victim by forcefully snatching it from the family?
Where were you sleeping for the last 14 days? Why did not you act?
And how long will all this last? How are you the chief minister?”
मैं यूपी के मुख्यमंत्री जी से कुछ सवाल पूछना चाहती हूँ-— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) September 30, 2020
परिजनों से जबरदस्ती छीन कर पीड़िता के शव को जलवा देने का आदेश किसने दिया?
पिछले 14 दिन से कहां सोए हुए थे आप? क्यों हरकत में नहीं आए?
और कब तक चलेगा ये सब? कैसे मुख्यमंत्री हैं आप? pic.twitter.com/Q2qPcDXDTT
Earlier in the day, Priyanka Gandhi sought the resignation of the CM saying in a series of tweets, "I was on the phone with the Hathras victim's father when he was informed that his daughter had passed away. I heard him cry out in despair...RESIGN. Instead of protecting the victim and her family, your government became complicit in depriving her of every single human right, even in death. You have no moral right to continue as chief minister."