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What are PM Modi, Jung doing on Delhi rapes, asks Kejriwal

What are PM Modi, Jung doing on Delhi rapes, asks Kejriwal
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Condemning the rapes of three young girls in Delhi in the last one week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Delhi Police has \"completely failed\" to provide safety to women in the city and once again demanded that its control..

New Delhi : Condemning the rapes of three young girls in Delhi in the last one week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Delhi Police has "completely failed" to provide safety to women in the city and once again demanded that its control be transferred from the Centre to the state government.

He also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and questioned them about the steps being taken to check crime against women. "Repeated rape of minors is shameful and worrying. The Delhi Police has completely failed to provide safety. What are the PM and his LG doing?" he tweeted on Saturday before meeting the two girls who were raped on Friday.

After visiting the girls at hospital, he said the PM and Governor Jung should hold a meeting over the issue. "If the PM wants to have Delhi Police under his control, he has to be answerable. I request the PM to take some time out and meet the LG and find out ways to deal with crime against women in Delhi," he said. Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have accused the Delhi Police of failing to check crimes on their watch. They have repeatedly demanded that the control of the Delhi Police be transferred from the Centre to the state government

The conflict with the police is part of Kejriwal's open and bitter confrontation with the Union government, who he accuses of trying to run Delhi by proxy. The bulk of his allegations are pivoted on the role of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, who acts as the representative of the Centre in Delhi and has said that it is his right alone to decide important posts including those of top bureaucrats. Kejriwal has challenged that stand in court. Two more cases of minor girls being gang-raped were reported from the capital on Friday, a week after the horrific rape and torture of a four-year-old girl.

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