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Congress attacks Modi govt over rise in cases of crime against women; says its slogans are only for publicity

The Congress on Wednesday attacked the Modi government over the rise in cases of crime against women and accused it of being silent on this issue.


  |  Updated On : June 07, 2017 08:43 PM
Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi (File photo)

Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi (File photo)

Lucknow :  

The Congress on Wednesday attacked the Modi government over the rise in cases of crime against women and accused it of being silent on this issue.

The BJP government at the Centre is running merely on publicity and no work has been done on the ground during the party’s three years in power, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi alleged.

“The reality of their ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign is that it has been confined only to advertisements and sloganeering... No concrete work has been done. During 2016-17, out of the budget of Rs 100 crore, Rs 43 crore was released and only Rs five crore spent,” she said.

“There has been a rise in cases of crimes against women, especially in states ruled by the BJP, but the Modi government has been silent on these,” Chaturvedi said, adding like all the other unfulfilled promises, it has utterly failed to ensure security for women.

“As for the Yogi Adityanath government, it has done in two months what the Modi dispensation could not do in three years... As per some reports there has been a seven-time increase in such crimes in Uttar Pradesh in the last two months,” she said.

Presenting statistics, Chaturvedi said the state of education, unemployment and campaigns like Start-Up India, Stand-Up India, among others, were bad.

There is anti-Dalit sentiment from Hyderabad to Saharanpur and this is both unfortunate and condemnable, the Congress spokesperson said.

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First Published: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 08:38 PM


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