NCW acting like frontal organisation of Congress: BSP
Uttar Pradesh's ruling BSP today 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."lucknow Updated: May 21, 2011 20:51 IST
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".