Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader, Manish Sisodia on Thursday condemned Union Minister Prakash Javadekar over the execution of Nirbhaya case convicts. He said that the Delhi Govt. is of the view that the sentence must be carried out at the earliest and that the Delhi Govt. had immediately rejected the mercy petition and sent it to the LG. Sisodia stated that BJP is blatantly lying to save the failure of their administration and if they handover control of Delhi police to the AAP Govt, the sentence would be carried out within 48 hours. He also asked Javadekar to enquire with the union home minister, about the delay in the matter.
Sisodia said, “ This morning, I was busy filing my nomination and was asked by media to respond to statements made by Prakash Javadekar in his PC. I watched visuals of his PC to find out what what said and it really pained me to see a Minister in the Central Government blatantly lying on such a sensitive matter and that too, before the entire nation and surprisingly, with no hesitation whatsoever. This is a crucial and sensitive matter, with everyone including Nirbhaya’s parents and the women of this nation waiting for justice to be delivered and they lie so blatantly about it.”
He said that the Delhi Government is in favour of time-bound conviction and execution of rapists, as per due process. But how can the BJP blame us for any delay?
“I want to remind Javadekar, that the BJP led government and the Home ministry directs and controls the police and is responsible for law and order in Delhi and for administration of Tihar jail. The DG of Tihar reports to you and then you blame us for the delay? I want to ask you, Mr Javadekar will you take cognizance of your responsibilities of jurisdiction of Delhi Police, maintaining law and order in Delhi and the administration of Tihar jail and the appointment of its DG or are you going to suddenly deny these responsibilities? Whenever your failings and inefficiencies are highlighted and your irresponsibility comes under scrutiny, you begin to mislead people just when elections are on the anvil, to somehow use it to cover up your bungling and inefficiency,” said Sisodia.