Congress slams Kejriwal’s ‘blame-game’ rant on rape of minors(Update)

New Delhi, Oct. 17 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has completely failed in ensuring the safety of women in the national capital, and added that it acquired the habit of ‘blaming the opposition’ for its mistakes.

“When Kejriwal was the opposition, he used to blame Sheila Dikshit for crimes against women. Today, we want to ask him as to what he has done as chief minister to prevent such incidents from happening in the capital,” Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Ajay Maken told reporters here.

“When the Congress was in power in Delhi, the CM office monitored every complaint and crime rates took a hit. Now, the crime rate has gone up, so have the complaints, and the crime against women call centre has been discontinued,” Maken said.

Training his guns on AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been accused of domestic violence by his wife, Maken said that how can the party expect to deliver on women’s safety when their own former minister has been implicated in such a case.

“The AAP Government is continuously at war with everyone. Either they are fighting with the media, the police or with the Prime Minister. And, when they are done with these fights, they fight within themselves. This government in the last eight months has failed to get a single thing done,” Maken added.

Earlier today, shocking cases of twin rapes of minor girls were reported in the national capital.

In the first incident, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was raped allegedly by two men who abducted her on a motorbike from outside her house in west Delhi’s Nangloi area on Friday.

In another incident, a five-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by three neighbours in east Delhi’s Anand Vihar.

Kejriwal blamed the Delhi Police and the Lieutenant Governor for the low standard of women’s safety.

“The Delhi police is under absolutely no democratic control. Who holds the responsibility of the Delhi Police report? Prime Minister says he has the police under him, so he should answer on this issue, but we won’t remain silent,” Kejriwal told the media here. (ANI)

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