APCC condemns Modi’s jibe on Sonia

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has strongly condemned the 4 December comment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, referring to her as a “widow” while addressing a rally in Rajasthan.
Terming the comment “insensitive and insulting to the whole women fraternity,” the APCC in a press release on Monday also said Modi’s allegation that Gandhi swindled widow pension money was insensitive and baseless.
“Making such disgusting remark and use of couth language against Sonia Gandhi, who is zenith of Indian politics, manifests his attitude towards women, which is unexpected. Further, it is proved that PM Modi’s slogan of women empowerment is hollow and degrades existence of women itself,” the APCC said.
The party accused the BJP-led government of “engulfing” millions of rupees in the name of girl child and women empowerment, and said the Sukanya Samridhi Yojna (SSY) does not have loan facility and the interest the bank gives “has doubtful variations.”
“The schemes are another form of scam to fool poor people,” the APCC said.
It also questioned the BJP’s claims of success of schemes like SSY and the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, when, according to the APCC, female foeticide was the highest in the state.
“How does PM Modi’s scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue work when an RSS pracharak has raped schoolgirls?” the party stated.