Delhi polls: 6P for women security, jobs, boosting NGOs on Kiran Bedi's agenda
As poll campaign nears a crescendo, BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi is counting on her administrative experience of over three decades as an IPS officer to deliver on her promise of strong governance that can ensure women security, employment and welfare initiatives.
New Delhi: As poll campaign nears a crescendo, BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi is counting on her administrative experience of over three decades as an IPS officer to deliver on her promise of strong governance that can ensure women security, employment and welfare initiatives.
Riding on her policing experience, the BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate has been stressing on a "6P scheme" to address issues related to security for women.
"The government will work in collaboration with People- Parents, Principals in school, Preachers along with the Police, Prosecution, Prisons, Press, Politicians," Bedi said.
Her 6P plan underlines the role of parents and principals in teaching equality to girls and boys alike, while emphasising on the role of religious preachers in sending out the "right messages".
"Preachers from all religions also play an important role. They have to use the right messages for a woman's dignity," the former bureaucrat said.
She has also promised to ensure a more efficient functioning of the already existing women helpline, which she intends to keep with the "Chief Minister's office".
In her rallies, Bedi has also been prescribing solutions to end Delhi's water and power woes, pointing out that BJP-ruled Haryana will assist in tackling the issues.
"We need to start planning for summers in advance to tackle issues of water and electricity shortage. There should be no problem as Haryana is with us, the BJP led government will supply us with water," she said.
Bedi has been regularly updating all social media platforms sharing her plans along with regular updates of her rallies, roadshows and interactions with the "man on the street".
"Women will be trained to form self help groups to make
them self reliant... With focus on rural women and urban poor," Bedi tweeted yesterday.
Bedi has also sought to reach out to NGOs seeking their assistance in ensuring women's security and sanitation and said that those working in the field would be duly respected.
"They will get all possible help from the government, whatever grants they need, we will give them. We will re-look any rule or bureaucracy coming in the way," Bedi, who runs two NGOs herself, said.
The NGOs would aid the government over what action needs to be taken and will remain non-political, she said.
Taking a cue from PM Modi's popular monthly radio talk, 'Mann Ki Baat', she has proposed to start a series of 'Dilli ki Baat' which would broadcast regular analysis of crimes against women.
"The analysis of any incident would be broadcast on the radio, you can call it anything 'Dilli Ki Baat' or 'Dil Ki Baat'. There will also be talk about grooming girls. As a CM I will lead the government, but as a woman I will lead this social revolution," Bedi told reporters here.
The former cop, popularly known as 'Crane Bedi', also proposed to bring back the Civil Defence volunteers in the capital to aid the existing police force.
"We'll create our own army of policemen, out of the civil defence volunteers. It usually takes three years to enter the police service, but through Civil Defence we will be able to train a larger number of young men and women," she said.