PM Modi says violence against women brings shame to India
The Prime Minister condemned the incidents of rape and atrocities against women and said "any instance of violence brings shame to the nation.
"I will once again urge the state governments to punish those who indulge in violence," Modi said in an apparent reference to mob lynching. Referring to gender justice, he said his government stood with the Muslim women in their quest for justice.
The Prime Minister blamed Congress for the division of Andhra Pradesh in a manner which had left the people there unhappy. He said when the TDP decided to pull out of NDA, he had warned its leader N Chandrababu Naidu that his party was "getting entangled in a race of one-upmanship with the YSR Congress.
"Just because of your internal politics with the YSRCP, you are doing this, I had told the AP CM," Modi said, adding that the issue was now being raked up in Parliament.
He said his government will keep working for the people of Andhra Pradesh and "we will do everything possible for the development of the state," he said. "NDA government," Modi said, "is committed towards the development of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana". He said the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had created Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. "It was done peacefully. These states are prospering ... The Congress divided Andhra Pradesh and their conduct then was shameful," he said.
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