Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of women’s safety in Gujarat. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, only 3% of those who committed crimes against women were convicted. Moreover data showed that the State ranked third in human trafficking, fifth in acid attacks and tenth in sexual assault of minor girls. Gujarat stood in the 20th place in the education of girls and literary rate for girls dropped from 70.73 to 57.8%
However the BJP denied the allegations of Rahul and said that Gujarat is one of the safest places for women and that they did not know which part of Gujarat Rahul visited.