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Kejriwal slams PM & L- G over lapse in security.

THE BRUTAL rape of two minors on Saturday took a political turn with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the lapse in security arrangement for women and children in the Capital. Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit used the opportunity to attack AAP led Delhi government for slamming the Centre and the L- G. The former CM told the media, "The incident is very tragic and terribly shameful. I am pained and sorry. I don't think the solution to the problem lies in blaming everybody.

I request Kejriwal to stop this blamegame and try and find a solution. Last time when such an incident took place, we had gone to the home minister and set up special courts for expeditious justice. The Union home minister is incharge of the police in Delhi and not the prime minister." Earlier in the day, Kejriwal questioned the steps being taken by Prime Minister and Najeeb Jung over the repeated incidents of rape of minors.

Kejriwal visited the hospitals where the victims were being treated. "The central government is saying they don't have money to spend on Delhi Police which has 16,000 vacancies.

Then why are they keeping the police under them? Give us the control of Delhi Police. We have the funds and we are ready to provide security to the citizens.

Delhi Police has completely failed to provide safety. What is the PM and his L- G doing?" he asked.

Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted, "PM sir, give control of Delhi Police to Delhi government for one year. If situation does not improve take it back." The chief minister has sought time from the prime minister and Lieutenant governor to discuss women safety in Delhi.

BJP's Delhi in- charge Shyam Jaju also slammed Kejriwal saying, "Be it any small subject in Delhi, Kejriwal plays politics of blame- game. He is not thinking that the people of Delhi have given him the mandate to run the government." On the other hand, Delhi Commission for Women head Swati Maliwal stressed upon the need for the state government, Centre, Lieutenant Governor to work together and address the issue.

"I don't get this, what is going on in Delhi, what sort of ghastly people are these? I have met the victim, the two- and- a- half- yearold, at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital. She has bruises all over her body, and she was left bleeding in the park. There are major shortcomings in the law and order situation in the national Capital."

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Date:Oct 18, 2015
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