In Rajya Sabha between Congress and SP there was a heated discussion over recent cases of rape in Uttar Pradesh. The gangrape of a mother and daughter in Bulandshahr particularly was in highlight. As per the government, law and order was a matter of state but the incidents were highly deplorable.
During the zero hour of the house Rajni Patil, Congress member said that the number of rape incidents and other illegal activities against women are increasing.There was an urgent need for the House to discuss the issue.
She talked about the gangrape of a mother and her minor daughter when they were travelling from Noida to Kanpur.
Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan, SP MP from UP said that Congress is raising this issue with “crocodile tears” and “torture”. She asked them not to do politics over the issue of illegal activities and crime against women.
She added that she had given notice for discussing the issue few days ago but the notice has not been accepted yet.
“I do not care which part of the country the incidents have taken place. I want to discuss. I do not want to politicise,” she said.
Ambika Soni from Congress replied back and said it is SP government minister in Uttar Pradesh who was playing politics over the case.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs said this monstrous incident whether in Uttar Pradesh or any other part of the nation.It needs to be condemned strongly and strictest action must be taken against criminals.
“Maintaining that law and order is a state subject, he said expressed hope that the UP government would act strongly in the case. We are ready for discussion on women’s security. Please give notice, we will discuss it,” he said.
The Congress members continued to raise the issue and SP members were clearly reacting back. P J Kurien, Deputy Chairman said that this matter was very serious and every member was seeking a discussion.
Tapan Kumar Sen, CPI-M member said that a notice for short period of discussion on the issue was given a few days back and it is still on hold in Chairman’s office.
Naresh Agarwal, SP member said that Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan had given a notice under rule 176 for short time period discussion on the issue almost a month back.
He added that UP government had taken immediate action in the Bulandshahr case and it has been appreciated by the whole nation.
“If politics is played on the issue, we will also politicise,” he said.
Satish Mishra, BSP member countered back and said that the main accused has not been arrested in the case.