Friday, 20 Sep, 1.02 am HW English

Congress distances itself from Digvijaya Singh Saffron robes Comments

New Delhi | Congress party on Thursday distanced itself from Senior leader Digvijaya Singh's statement that some Saffron- clad people were committing rapes by defaming Sanatan Dharma. Singh's remarks came after former BJP MP Chinmayanand was accused by a 23-year-old student of sexual assault.

The Congress hit out at the BJP, accusing its government in Uttar Pradesh of shielding Chinmayanand and questioning the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party, however, said criminals do not get affected by the Kind of robes they don.

'We came to know about the comment from the media we don't know in what context it was made, but the party holds the view that criminals do not get affected by the kind of robes they don. Criminals are criminals and they should be seen from that perspective only AICC secretary in charge of communication department' Pranav Jha told the media.

The congress had a year ago run an article titled The saffron-clad rapist on its website. The article had a list of BJP leaders who, it said, have been accused of crimes against women.

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