Bhopal, May 8: Drawing another shaft from his political quiver, the Congress’ Bhopal parliamentary constituency candidate and erstwhile Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh wondered on Tuesday whether “women’s security” was also “another false promise” of the Narendra Modi dispensation.
“National Crime Records Bureau figures reveal that every day in 2016 an average 107 women fell victim to sexual assault. The Nirbhaya Fund was created by the United Progressive Alliance government and Rs 3,600 crore deposited in it but until December 2018 the powers that be utilised only about Rs 1,500 cr. Why was carelessness perpetrated even on such a sensitive issue? During Mr Modi’s tenure, gender ratio plummeted by more than 10 points in 17 states,” he conveyed via social media.