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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gets into word trouble as in an attempt of boosting tourism called Nirbhaya gang rape case ‘a small incident’, New Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gets himself into trouble after calling Nirbhaya rape case a small incident. While speaking on how to boost tourism in India which would further boost the Indian economy also, Arun Jaitley stated that safety of women and low tax regimes are the areas of focus. In his statement he referred how a small rape incident like Nirbhaya has affected and tarnished the image of India. Although Arun Jaitley had been speaking on the issue of women safety, yet his words caught him in trouble as different segment of the government as well as Nirbhaya’s mother, the people expressed their disappointment towards the words chosen by the Finance Minister to refer to the most sensitive case in Delhi’s history.

However, Arun Jaitley tried to clear out facts stating that his words were misconstrued and that he never meant to trivalise any crime. Nirbhaya’s mother stated how she had been highly disappointed in the Minister as during the election time Nirbhaya’s name had been used for political gain and now it has become just a small incident for the government. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV


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