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BJP leader slams UPA govt.
Correspondent/PTI IMPHAL, SEPT 5:
Published on 5 Sep. 2010 11:25 PM IST
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Extending her strong disapproval to harassments meted out to the Northeast girls in the national capital, New Delhi, BJP Women Wing chief Smriti Irani Sunday slammed both the UPA and Congress governments in the national capital for not being able to create a secure environment for the people of the region.
“Both the ruling UPA and Congress governments in New Delhi failed to take up appropriate action to check and control the increasing harassment meted out to the girls from Northeastern region. This shows that both the governments neglecting the region,” Irani said while talking to the reporters here before leaving for New Delhi.
She also demanded that Centre should take up special measures to provide a secure environment for the women and girls of the region who were in the national capital for purpose of study as well as jobs.
She also said that various women oriented programmes under “Nari Shakti” campaign will be launched in the near future to give special emphasis to the women of the Northeastern states.
“I assure youth that I will extend all kinds of corporation in improving the social status of the women in the society,” the actress turned politician said stating that her party will strengthen its women wing in the states of the region so that the voice of the women could be raised at the national level.
Irani further assured the BJP leaders here that she would try her best to block the funds amounting to Rs 1872 crore to be sanctioned for rejuvenation and beautification of Imphal city under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) hinting that the fund to be released by the Centre is behind the suspension of Imphal Municipal Council (IMC).
Meanwhile, BJP Mahila Morcha president Smriti Irani today demanded that culprits behind the Rs 1000 crore development fund scandal in North Cachar Hills district should be punished.
“It is a scandal involving the people’s money and so the culprits should be exposed and punished,” Irani, here to attend the state executive of the Mahila Morcha, told reporters here.
She lambasted the state government for its alleged overall failure, specially in the law and order front.
On the infiltration issue, Irani said the government’s both at the central and state level should take it seriously.
Asked, she said issues of importance for Assam would be discussed in the national executive of the party’s Morcha on September 28 in Mumbai.
On the issue of 33 per cent reservation of women, Irani said it was not a question of numbers and wherever the ladies are found ahead of their counterpart they should be given preference.

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