Lekhi to raise issue of violence against women in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The BJP’s national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said she would soon write to the union home ministry about the “rising violence” against women in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal.

“I will soon write to the union home ministry and also request our party’s Mahila Morcha to pen a complaint to the National Commission for Women about the rising incidents of rape and molestation in the state,” Lekhi told media persons here.
She said it was a “shame” that incidents of atrocities on women were going up in the state despite the chief minister being a woman.
She alleged that the Trinamool was presiding over a regime of psychological terror. “They are using terror to curb political activities of opposition parties.”
Lekhi also described the alleged assault on a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru as an instance of “racial attack”. She said Congress president Sonia Gandhi should have acted fast and asked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to step down.
Lekhi pooh-poohed the Karnataka government’s claim that the woman was not paraded in the buff.
“Denying of facts cannot change the truth. It is nothing but a case of racial discrimination,” she said, wondering why women were “so unsafe” in states ruled by non-BJP parties.