Local MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday alleged that the UPA government had miserably failed in providing adequate security to women.
Following the recent outrage seen in the national capital after the rape case involving a minor, Harsimrat said the law must be implemented in its true spirit to avoid such crimes in future and there should be seriousness in dealing with these cases.
Accusing the Centre of picking only a few suggestions by the Justice Verma Committee, Harsimrat alleged that the Centre took only those suggestions which they wanted, leaving out the others.
She said that after December, 40 more rape cases had been reported in the national capital, which reflected the non-seriousness of the government in implementing the laws in this regard.
The Bathinda MP emphasised the need to initiate collective efforts to safeguard the dignity of women and to curb crime against them.
She said atrocities on women could be stopped with the joint efforts of every section of society and there was need to initiate collective efforts in this regard.
She said everyone should respect the dignity of women and this should start from home. Referring to the recent visit of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Khanna, Harsimrat said the entire Congress was working on one-point agenda of "grabbing power" and they were totally insensitive to the needs of the common man.
Terming the Congress as a "party of sycophants", she said criminals were ruling the roost. She warned the people to be vigilant against the "nefarious acts" of the UPA government.
Expressing a strong protest over the clean chit given to the Prime Minister and finance minister in the 2G scam, Harsimrat said the Congress had once again played with the sentiments of innocent people as the entire nation knew the truth behind the scam.
Earlier, Harsimrat released a grant of Rs 1.76 crore to 57 schools of Bathinda district for the construction of boundary walls and Rs 5 lakh each to 85 schools for the art and craft rooms. She released a grant of 1 lakh each to 32 villages under the Punjab Yuva Khel Abhiyan.