Gangrape: Digvijaya slams media for ‘carrying on with its own trial’

Digvijaya Singh

AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday accused the media of carrying on with its own trial over the issue of Delhi gangrape, although the government is doing everything it can to ensure justice.

"What has happened to the media? We have already set up a judicial commission, we've promised the necessary amendments in the law, we are providing the best possible assistance to the girl, but media judges on its own, reaches conclusions on its own, and hands out a postmortem report on its own," he said.

He also accused Baba Ramdev and Arvind Kejriwal of giving wind to the protests, which ultimately led to the death of constable Subhash Tomar. Singh, who was addressing a state Congress delegates conference, attacked State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan over his statements that the culprits of the gangrape (Delhi) should be given death by stoning. "You are an UP minister. What are you doing about the rapes in the state? Why don't you remove your Cabinet ministers who are accused of rape?" he questioned.

Singh also attacked the SP government for communal riots in the state and said that it is a "matter of concern that both Hindu and Muslim extremists fanned the flames for political reasons".

He asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to act against the offenders.

He said opposition parties were trying to show Congress in a bad light through corruption allegations. "But it was the Congress which brought the RTI Act, which in turn uncovered many scams. And recently, attempts were made to weaken the Act, but Congress chief Sonia Gandhi did not let it happen," he said.

Singh said that "2G scam was not a scam", as the second auction of the spectrum uncovered the truth. Questioning the CAG, he also said that "be it 2G spectrum or coal block allocation, how come its reports are released to the media first and in the Parliament later, when it should be the other way round."

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