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Sushma playing to the gallery, says Digvijay

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Digvijay Singh. File photo
Digvijay Singh. File photo

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday accused Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj of playing to the gallery over the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi.

Speaking to journalists at the State headquarters of the Congress here, he said, “Some parties are politicising this dastardly act.”

“Unfortunately, I saw Sushma Swaraj again playing to the gallery,” Mr. Singh said. There had been a 300 per cent increase in child abuse incidents over the last couple of years, an issue of major concern.

He said the police-population ratio in India was one of the lowest in the world.

“Parties should see this [child rape] issue in totality rather than do politics on it.”

Mr. Singh said the Congress-led UPA government had responded quickly to the recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee, set up in the aftermath of protests against the gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi.

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