Law and order bad in UPA-ruled states: Najma

The BJP latched on to the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune and recent incidents of murder of women in Delhi.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2013, 16:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Latching on to the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune and recent incidents of murder of women in Delhi, the BJP on Thursday attacked the UPA in Rajya Sabha saying law and order is bad in UPA-ruled states.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Najma Heptulla (BJP) said that after a series of incidents of rape, now the incidents of day-light murder especially of women and elderly people are happening in Delhi.

"On Monday, a woman`s throat was slit. On Tuesday, six murders took place and the throat of two women was slit and four were murdered in one house. Earlier rape cases were happening in Delhi daily. After rape, now murders are happening especially of women and elderly," Heptulla said.

She claimed that the entire Rajya Sabha is in agreement that law and order in Maharashtra is bad after the Pune murder (of Dabholkar).

"Law and order situation is bad in states where UPA is in power," she said.

Focussing her attack on Delhi, where Assembly Elections are due this year, Heptulla said, "I know that this government will not stay for long as elections are due."

She said that she cannot even demand President Rule in Delhi as the Union Home Ministry already looks after the law and order part and policing.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said he will apprise the Home Minister of her concern.

PTI