A day when Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi met family members of a Dalit girl, who committed suicide after being gangraped in Haryana, India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said she was trying to 'politicise' rape incidents in the north Indian state.
"It is very unfortunate that Sonia Gandhi is trying to politicise the unfortunate incidents of dishonouring and raping of women in Haryana," BJP leader Balbir Punj told media.
"Sonia Gandhi is sitting at a position where she doesn´t have to say anything, she has to perform, she has to do and she has to deliver," he said.
"The least she could have done is to pull up the Chief Minister," Punj said.
Gandhi visited Jind district in Haryana and met the family members of a Dalit girl. She also assured them of providing all possible help.
She condemned the rape incidents and said strict actions will be taken against the ´accused´.
"I condemn these horrifying acts of rape...The accused should be severely punished," she said.