As Manmohan Singh appealed to all sections of people to maintain peace in the wake of sweeping protests in the national capital over the gangrape and brutalization of a medical student on a moving bus, India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the Prime Minister's televised message failed to give 'assurances' to the people of the country.
"The PM finally spoke but he did not give assurances to the country," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told media.
"The BJP had given positive suggestions that there should be one week Special Parliament Session and there should be all-party meeting..Instead of accepting it, they (government) are rejecting it as if this is something against the government.
"We showed them the way but they are not ready to follow it. The government is not able to understand the anger of people," he said.
As protests sweep New Delhi over the gangrape and brutalization of a medical student on a moving bus, the Prime Minister on Monday reassured action and made an emotional appeal for the second time to people to maintain peace in the wake of Sunday´s protester-cop clashes that left more than 140 people, including nearly 80 policemen injured.