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BHU lathicharge: Rahul takes dig at BJP’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao drive

Sunday, Sep 24, 2017,17:57 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today slammed the BJP for the lathi charge by police on girl students of the Benaras Hindu University, saying it was the saffron party’s version of “Beti Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”.

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus last night witnessed violence by students who were lathicharged by the police, in an ugly turn of a protest against an alleged eve- teasing incident.

“BJP version of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in BHU,” Gandhi tweeted, attaching a video link of the students who alleged that they were beaten up by male policemen at the campus.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for recognising Congress’ “legacy” of IITs in her speech at the UN General Assembly yesterday.

“Sushma ji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments’ great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs,” said Gandhi.