Thursday, December 8, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Uttar Pradesh not safe for women: BJP

Uttar Pradesh not safe for women: BJP
Ayaskant Das, TNN | Dec 9, 2011, 04.17AM IST

NOIDA: Accusing the BSP government in Uttar Pradesh for the failing
law order situation in the state, the BJP on Thursday alleged that
chief minister Mayawati has failed to ensure a safe environment for
women, despite being a woman herself.

Addressing a meeting of the BJP Rashtriya Mahila Morcha in Noida,
Rajya Sabha MP Smriti Irani, came down heavily on Mayawati accusing
her government of being a " rapist" government and of having
encouraged crimes against women in the state.

"Despite being a woman herself, the CM has done nothing to clamp down
on crimes against women in the state," said Irani, who is also the
president of the party's Mahila Morcha wing. "Mayawati herself does
not have the compassion and grace of a woman and, hence, has been
unable to protect the interests of women in the state. Several
ministers of her cabinet and MLAs of her party have been accused of
rape charges," added Irani.

In the last few months, at least 10 sitting UP MLAs belonging to the
BSP have been charged with cases of rape. "It was the biggest mistake
for women in the state to have voted for Mayawati in the assembly
polls of 2007," said Irani. "The government lacks all shame and the
only people who have been encouraged in her tenure are 'rapists'," she

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