BJP on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Home Minister Shivraj Patil in the wake of rising incidences of murders in the national capital alleging the government had failed to protect life and property of citizens.
"The home minister should take responsibility for the unsafe situation in the capital. He does not have any moral right to remain at the post," said VK Malhotra, BJP's deputy leader in the Lok Sabha.
Raising the issue during zero hour, Malhotra said elderly people, women and children were not safe in the city.
"The gruesome murder of seven members of a family here shows how unsafe the citizens are. There have been several incidents of rape and murders in the recent past."
"What is the government doing?" he asked.
Seven members of a family, including five children, were found murdered at their Inderlok residence in West Delhi on Monday night. Another elderly couple was found murdered at their residence near Karol Bagh the same night.
Harin Pathak of the BJP also alleged the government had failed to protect its citizens in the city.