Sonia angry on Botsa’s rape comments

Posted : December 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm IST by ManaTelugu
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reportedly expressed anger at the remarks of the PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana on the Delhi gang rape.

According to sources, she has asked her adviser Ahmed Patel to obtain an explanation from Botsa on the remarks. It is learnt that Botsa has given a letter explaining his comments and his later statement condemning media reports to the AICC general secretary and state party in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad.

It was reported that Botsa has faulted the girl for moving about at midnight. He has reportedly said that we cannot move about during midnight simply because we got freedom at midnight. He is reported to have described the rape as a minor incident and praised Sonia Gandhi for talking to student leaders though it was a small incident.

Stunned by the anger of women organizations and opposition parties, Botsa alleged that he was misquoted. He said he only said that the government should provide security for women to move about freely even at midnight. He has also apologized.