Hyderabad: Voicing concern over incidents of crime against women, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday said there "is a danger of Hyderabad becoming like Delhi" and vowed to take tough measures to ensure safety of women including bringing in a "special" legislation,if needed.
"There seems to be no security for women and there is a danger of Hyderabad becoming like Delhi. Incidents like rape and harassment of women are happening in Hyderabad as well. There should be complete protection if Hyderabad's brand image is to be safeguarded and if our women are to move about freely at midnight. Earlier, I had said that we would get tough to ensure this," he said at a party meeting here.
"Within one month from today, rowdy elements in Hyderabad will wet their pants in fear if they even look at women. We are doing the needful. Their eyes will get plucked out. We will be tough. If what I say becomes controversial, then so be it," Rao said.
Rao was addressing a joint meeting of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other leaders, where he also spoke at length about his government's development initiatives and programmes.
"We will get tough and this is the message that I want to send out. Don't we have mothers or daughters? They must be protected. It would be an insult if there is no security for women. That would need tough action. If necessary, we will pass a special act during the coming budget session (of the Telangana Assembly)," he said.
Alleging that opposition parties have attacked the TRS government though it has been in office just for a few months, he said that it is working to implement all election promises.