BJP sticks to its demand for special session

Party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said the Prime Minister\'s statement promising appropriate steps to prevent heinous crimes against women did not inspire any confidence in the people.

Published: 24th December 2012 02:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2012 03:01 PM   |  A+A-

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BJP today said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement promising appropriate steps to prevent heinous crimes against women does not inspire confidence and suggested that the government should call a special Parliament session and an all-party meeting.

"The Prime Minister's statement does not inspire any confidence in the people. It has come too late and is too little. People want tougher laws and time-bound action. The government has failed to gauge the mood of the people," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

The main Opposition reiterated its demand for a special session of Parliament to pass stringent laws to punish those who commit crimes against women.

"Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has suggested a way forward to the government by saying the Prime Minister should call an all-party meeting and hold a special session. The session can be of just five days," Javadekar told reporters here.

He wondered why the positive and constructive suggestions from the opposition were not being heeded to by Singh.

BJP had earlier condemned the police action against the youths who protested at Rajpath and India Gate. Swaraj had then talked to the Prime Minister and discussed the issue with Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

BJP Parliamentary Party Chief L K Advani had also talked to Shinde and said senior police officials should talk to the protesters instead of indulging in lathi-charge and using tear gas.

"The Home Minister saying we cannot talk to the protesters is ridiculous. They are university students and not Maoists. He should be tough against criminals and not students. Had the government talked to the protesters the tensions would have been reduced," Javadekar said.

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