Rape accused should not be fielded in elections: Congress

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 3: Against the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape incident that shook the nation, Congress today fully endorsed BSP chief Mayawati's view that rape accused should not be fielded as candidates in elections.
 "...This is a very good proposal. We fully agree that those found involved in rape and sexual crimes should not be given ticket," Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters here.
 Mayawati had yesterday said in Lucknow that her party agrees with the view that those accused of rape should not be fielded by political parties in polls.
 The Congress spokesperson also said that changes will be brought in the law dealing with sex crimes against women as per the suggestions of the Justice J S Verma Commmittee as the party is "greatly concerned" over such incidents.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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