Kejriwal's posters on rapes in Delhi go too far, says Congress

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 15:12 hrs

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for putting up posters that claim rapes would continue in this city if the Congress was voted to power in the assembly elections slated for this year-end.

Put up in east Delhi way ahead of the polls, the posters depict Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as "corrupt" and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal "honest". The posters say: "If people continue to vote for the corrupt, rapes will keep taking place in Delhi."

The posters have miffed the Congress, which has said that Mr Kejriwal has hit a new low in his desperate attempts to capture attention.

"What do you expect from a man like Kejriwal? He is dishonest and is encashing on such (rape) issues," Congress spokesperson Renuka Choudhary told a TV news channel.

"People will teach him a lesson and give him a fitting reply when he goes to the polls," she added.

An unperturbed Mr Kejriwal defended the posters and said there was a "fear psychosis" among the people, especially women in Delhi, and Ms Dikshit's government and police have done nothing to help. "A woman who is raped in Delhi wants justice, but this government is talking about reforms. What reforms? The rapists are creating a fear psychosis in Delhi's women and they are talking about reforms," Mr Kejriwal said.

"I am not against reforms but this government does not have the political will to bring reforms," he added.

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