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BJP questions Cong's silence at girl's 'rape', killing in Punjab, targets Tejashwi too

IndiaTimes Saturday, 24 October 2020
The BJP hit out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday for their "selective outrage" in cases of atrocities against women as it questioned their "silence" over the alleged rape and killing of a six-year-old girl in Punjab.
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