NCW working like a frontal outfit of Congress: BSP

Uttar Pradesh`s ruling BSP reacted sharply to NCW`s backing Rahul Gandhi`s claims of police atrocities on farmers in Greater Noida villages saying the Commission is "working like a frontal outfit of Congress."

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 21:46 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh`s ruling BSP on Saturday
reacted sharply to National Commission for Women (NCW)`s
backing Rahul Gandhi`s claims of police atrocities on farmers
in Greater Noida villages saying the Commission is "working
like a frontal outfit of Congress."

"The NCW is working like a frontal organisation of
Congress," a BSP spokesman said in a statement.

He said that by levelling of "false allegations" of
misbehaviour with women in Bhatta Parsaul, the acting
Chairperson of the NCW was trying to "show its loyality
towards Congress which is already drawing flack for its false
statemets".

"The Prime Minister should immediately dissolve the
present Commision and persons, who can perform their
responsibilities, without any political prejudice, should be
appointed as members," the spokesman said.

He said the allegations of rape on women in Bhatta
Parsaul have already been dismissed as "baseless" by state
authorities.

"Levelling such allegations by a top office-bearer of the
NCW is not only unfortunate but is also a dent on the dignity
of women," he alleged.

The spokesman alleged Congress was indulging in "dirty
politics" on the issue of farmers` agitation on land
acquisition in Bhatta Parsaul and had used a central
commission like NCW to serve its political intentions.

"Congress party has a long history of misusing various
constitutional bodies and commissions and the party-led UPA
government seems to be following the same tradition," he said.

Supporting Rahul Gandhi`s claim of police atrocities on
farmers in Greater Noida villages, the NCW said complaints of
molestation, stripping and rape of women as well as of people
being burnt alive have come before it and sought a CBI probe
to "bring out the truth".

PTI