Women are unsafe in Uttar Pradesh and the Samajwadi Party government must be suspended for its failure to maintain law and order, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said today after meeting the family of Bulandshahr rape victims at Khoda Colony here. “Women are very unsafe in Uttar Pradesh and the Samajwadi Party government must be suspended as it has failed to maintain law and order in the state,” said Dikshit, the chief ministerial candidate of Congress.
“I will talk to the chief minster to provide quick justice to the victim’s family,” she said. Dikshit was accompanied by party leaders Jatin Prasad and Sanjay Singh. Singh said Congress will raise the issue of woman security and deterioting law and order condition in the UP Assembly. Prasad said he, along with his party members, will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and demand the expulsion of the state government.
Earlier Uttar Pradesh minister Azam khan had alleged that the Bulandshahr incident was the outcome of a conspiracy against the ruling Samajwadi party. Responding to this, BJP spokesperson IP Singh said in a tweet that the Samajwadi Party minister will see the truth only when his own daughter and wife are gangraped.
Dikshit also promised that Congress will bear the expenses for the education of the victim’s daughter. Meanwhile, protests were witnessed as Dikshit’s cavalcade entered the colony with locals raising slogans like ‘Sheila Dixit Vapas Jao’. They also staged a sit-in in front of them on the street.