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Women not safe under Cong regime: Smriti

By Arindam Gupta

SILCHAR, March 30 - Expressing serious concern over the plight of women under the Congress government in Assam, Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani today slammed the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led government for not being able to create an environment ensuring safety for women in the State.

�There are 19,000 cases of violence against women in Assam in the past five years,� Irani claimed while addressing an election campaign rally for Silchar candidate Dilip Kumar Paul in front of a sizeable audience, majority of them being women at Malugram area of the city. She was quick to highlight the harrowing situation of female tea garden workers. According to the HRD Minister, as many as 60 per cent of pregnant women in the tea gardens of the State die due to lack of medical facilities. She reiterated the need for super speciality hospitals in each subdivision of the State.

The HRD Minister targeted the Congress government for its inability to create jobs for the educated youths of the State. �The Congress government boasts of ushering development in the State in the past 15 years. But has it been able to generate jobs in the 13 seats it secured from the Barak valley. Why did not the government create Barak Board here like the Brahmaputra Board,� Irani questioned asserting that if voted to power, the BJP will make efforts to set up Barak Board. Also, she mentioned that during 2007-2014, a total of 9,500 children were trapped in child trafficking in Assam.

Lashing out at the Congress party, Irani said this is one political party which explicitly echoed slogans of garibi hatao, but in reality, it has done the opposite. Irani also took the opportunity to criticise AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi for showing support to the anti-Indian slogans.

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Women not safe under Cong regime: Smriti

SILCHAR, March 30 - Expressing serious concern over the plight of women under the Congress government in Assam, Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani today slammed the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led government for not being able to create an environment ensuring safety for women in the State.

�There are 19,000 cases of violence against women in Assam in the past five years,� Irani claimed while addressing an election campaign rally for Silchar candidate Dilip Kumar Paul in front of a sizeable audience, majority of them being women at Malugram area of the city. She was quick to highlight the harrowing situation of female tea garden workers. According to the HRD Minister, as many as 60 per cent of pregnant women in the tea gardens of the State die due to lack of medical facilities. She reiterated the need for super speciality hospitals in each subdivision of the State.

The HRD Minister targeted the Congress government for its inability to create jobs for the educated youths of the State. �The Congress government boasts of ushering development in the State in the past 15 years. But has it been able to generate jobs in the 13 seats it secured from the Barak valley. Why did not the government create Barak Board here like the Brahmaputra Board,� Irani questioned asserting that if voted to power, the BJP will make efforts to set up Barak Board. Also, she mentioned that during 2007-2014, a total of 9,500 children were trapped in child trafficking in Assam.

Lashing out at the Congress party, Irani said this is one political party which explicitly echoed slogans of garibi hatao, but in reality, it has done the opposite. Irani also took the opportunity to criticise AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi for showing support to the anti-Indian slogans.