BJP to meet president for special session

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:20 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The BJP will meet President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday to press for a special session of parliament to strengthen rape laws, the party said Monday.

"We will request him to ask the government to convene a special session of parliament," BJP leader Sushma Swaraj told reporters.

She said the government does not want an all-party meeting on the issue. She also denounced police for "brutally" attacking Sunday women and others protesting the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman.

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