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Irani added that the Election Commission has assured that they 'will follow the legal procedure and do justice' in the matter.
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said that an objection against former congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been registered on his "rape in India" remark.
"We have requested the Election Commission to take an action," Irani told media today.
"We have said this before that crimes against women should not be politicised. Rahul Gandhi dared to make rapes a political tool. We have requested the Election Commission to take action," she stated.
Irani added that the Election Commission has assured that they "will follow the legal procedure and do justice" in the matter.
This comes as Rahul Gandhi raked up a controversy by his remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
Union Minister and BJP leader, Smriti Irani: We have said this before that crimes against women should not be politicised. Rahul Gandhi dared to make rapes a political tool. We have requested Election Commission to take action. https://t.co/BJgOSYrJe6— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2019
While addressing a rally in Jharkhand, Gandhi on Thursday said that the prime minister talks about 'Make in India' but nowadays wherever you look, it is 'rape in India'.
Earlier in the day, Irani had condemned Gandhi's remark saying, "this is the first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country?".
Rajya Sabha was also adjourned today after an uproar over Rahul Gandhi's remark.
Meanwhile, Gandhi has said that "there is no question of apologising". His comments came during his interaction with media in the Parliament.