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Over Delhi rape: Cong slams govt, reminds Narendra Modi his women safety slogan
09-12-2014

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 November 2013.

“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 reporters.

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 said.

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.