Over Delhi rape: Cong slams govt, reminds Narendra Modi his women safety slogan
NEW DELHI: Latching on to the alleged rape of an
executive by a cab driver, Congress on Monday attacked Narendra Modi government
over “rise” in such incidents in the national capital and reminded the BJP of
its Lok Sabha poll slogan of women safety.
“After this particular incident of a woman’s rape, two
more such incidents have also happened in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
who was then the BJP’s PM candidate used to call Delhi rape capital after
Nirbhaya gang rape case (in 2012). Figures, however, say the incidents of rape
in Delhi in November 2014 have risen 15 per cent more than what it was in
“This should be a matter of shame for any government
but the Prime Minister has not talked anything about it. This despite that Modi
and BJP had in the run up to Lok Sabha polls had given the slogan (Bahut hua
naari par waar, Abki baar Modi sarkar),” party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told
The party also released a copy of the character
certificate purportedly issued by Delhi police to the accused cab driver Shiv
Kumar Yadav and wondered that when the police have certified the person, “what
is the logic of cancelling transport permit of the cab company.”
“This logic is not understandable. Will you cancel the
licence of metro train if a rape happens there or for that matter a bus,” he
Congress demanded that the Modi government should act where
it has a direct responsibility. He also alleged that the BJP had tried to take
political mileage of the Nirbhaya gang rape case.
Congress MP Kumari Selja said the laws exist, but it
is the duty of the government to enforce the law. “He (the driver) has a
history of crime. This also shows that our law has some anomalies which is why
such people commit crime even after being jailed.
“It is important to enforce the law properly. I don’t
think under the new government anything has been happening on ground (on women
safety),” Selja said outside the Parliament.