Robert Vadra, son-in-law of the Nehru-Gandhi Parivar, in a shocking display of insensitivity, has compared the brutality of sex crimes with an alleged security breach at his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s home. In a Facebook post, Robert Vadra engaged in the politicization of sex crimes and appeared to blame the central government for the crimes although law and order is a state subject.
Priyanka Gandhi’s husband wrote on Facebook, “Its not about the security for Priyanka, my daughter and son or me or the Gandhi family.. It’s about keeping our citizens especially the women of our country, safe & secure. Security throughout the country is compromised… Girls are being molested/raped, What society are we creating…? Security of every citizen is the Government’s responsibility. If we are not safe in our own country, our homes, not safe on roads, not safe in the day or at night, where and when are we safe ?”
The alleged security breach at Priyanka Gandhi’s home involved a car with five passengers managing to enter her residence and going up to her to click pictures. As serious as it might be, and a complaint has been lodged with the CRPF in this regard, it is extremely insensitive to compare it with sex crimes happening around the country. Moreover, Priyanka Gandhi does have a Z-plus security cover that includes CRPF commandos in her security detail. Incompetence on the part of the men responsible for her security cannot and should not be used to target the government.
Quite clearly, contrary to what they might claim, the government had very good reasons to withdraw SPG cover. The alleged breach at Priyanka Gandhi’s home is now being used to claim that it happened because the SPG cover was withdrawn although there’s no good reason to claim such a thing.
On top of it, Robert Vadra, whose stature within the Congress party keeps changing between ‘private citizen’ and ‘Official Daamad’, has gone ahead and equated the matter with crimes as heinous as rapes and molestation. The Congress party appears to have lost its moral compass and is clutching at straws. In recent times, most of their attacks on the government have been a consequence of opposition for the sake of it. And now, it appears that they are willing to politicize even rapes in the most indecent manner imaginable in order to settle personal scores with the government.
Worst of all, as it turns out, it might not even have been a ‘security breach’ as claimed by the Congress party and their daamad. Times Now reported that the occupants of the car were long term Congress loyalists. Not merely that, a woman who was among the occupants had even contested elections on Congress ticket. Furthermore, it was the Personal Assistant of Priyanka Gandhi who reportedly summoned them to her residence. Under such circumstances, the bogey of ‘security breach’ that was created appears to be standing on extremely thin ice.
Thus, in equating such a dubious incident with sex crimes, the Congress party has only revealed the moral depravity that has taken over the party. It also demonstrates perfectly why the party has suffered devastating electoral defeats in recent times and is under serious threat of becoming irrelevant in national-level politics. The party needs to engage in some introspection over the sort of politics it is practising, otherwise, it’s future looks even bleaker than it does now.