Citing the rising number of crime against women in the national capital, BJP today mocked Delhi's official tagline launched by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying it should be 'Balatkar Dilli' (Rape Delhi) rather than 'Dildaar Dilli' (Magnanimous Delhi).
City BJP chief Vijay Goel said the capital has become unsafe for women and during the last 14 years of Congress rule and women do not find themselves safe in Delhi.
"Incidents of rape and molestation of girls, women are happening almost every day. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit coined a tagline 'Dildar Dilli' but I say it's 'Balatkar Dilli'.
"The way in which a five-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped by her neighbour and the negligent attitude of the police in registering the case is very much condemnable. In South Delhi, three men raped a Nepali woman and dumped her. A two-and-half-year-old girl was raped in Najafgarh. In view of these incidents, isn't it 'Balatkar Dilli'," he said.
He said the Chief Minister cannot shirk her responsibility by saying that even her daughter does not feel safe in Delhi when both the state and Centre is ruled by Congress.
"A BJP delegation will soon meet Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on the issue of law and order in Delhi and the safety of women. If an appointment is not given by him within two days, we will protest in front of his house on April 22 and 23," he said.
"We are taking a pledge today to root out this corrupt regime and bring the right alternative back to power. And, we'll bring safety to people. We are preparing ourselves, especially the youth, as this occasion acknowledges the youth power today," he said.