Delhi anti-rape protests: PM makes fresh appeal for peace; BJP lashes out at 'inaction'

Delhi anti-rape protest

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said Dr. Singh failed to give any promise or reassure the country about the steps being taken by the Congress-led UPA II Government at the Centre.

"The Prime Minister's message was disappointing. First he did not speak a word when the whole nation is agitated for the last one week, now he has said it. But he did not give any promise or he could not reassure the country that the government is taking certain steps," said Javadekar.

"There are two demands, which are coming from the people, one there has to be a time-bound solution and there has to be more stringent laws," he added.

Javadekar said the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, and the BJP has given suggestions to the ruling UPA Government to convene a Special Session of Parliament and hold an all-party meeting to discus the contentious issue and come up with a solution in the interests of the nation.

"Sushma Swaraj and the BJP, has given real suggestions, very positive suggestions that there should be one week Special Parliament Session and there should be all-party meeting. The government should have lapped these two good suggestions. Instead of accepting it, they are rejecting it as if this is something against the government," said Javadekar.

"This is to reassure the nation that here is a Parliament, here is a democracy which is working and which will discuss the whole law and order situation, how make a law work because in India it is not the absence of laws in many cases, which is the matter of concern. The matter of concern is that there is no implementation of the laws passed and that is the concern, anguish of the people. And that is why we need to reassure the country through these two measures," he added.

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