Indian Congress alleges BJP govt failed to curb crime against women

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New Delhi/IBNS-CMEDIA: Congress on Thursday alleged that atrocities on women have increased under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has failed to stop crime against women.

Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters, All India Mahila Congress President Alka Lamba said questions asked to the Centre regarding crime against women went unanswered.

It was expected that Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani would reply, but she maintained silence over the issue.

She said, “We had expected that the country’s Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani would hold a press conference and present the report card of her department. However, she kept avoiding this but now we have decided to hold her accountable.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh asked questions to Ms Irani about various issues to which she replied on Twitter. It is expected that she should hold a press conference and not use Twitter to give answers.”

Taking a dig at the Union minister, Lamba said Irani’s attitude towards women and child safety hasn’t changed since the Covid lockdown. “…because when children and women were on the streets of the country, Smriti Irani was playing ‘Antakshari.’”

The Congress leader said, “BJP’s slogan was – Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.” But this slogan changed to ‘BJP se Beti Bachao’ as BJP is only in the country that gives protection to rapists”.

Lamba also posed some questions to Irani on increased crime against women and children.

Highlighting the rape of a 4-year-old girl in Delhi, Lamba further asked whether Irani, the National Commission for Women Chairperson or president of Mahila Morcha took the pain to meet the victim’s family.