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Sushma calls for all-party meet on Delhi gang-rape incident

December 23, 2012 19:19 IST
As protests against the gang-rape incident turned violent, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday called for an all-party meeting and made an appeal to youths not to resort to violence, saying this is not the solution.

Swaraj said she had spoken to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in the evening on the need for convening the meeting to "resolve the situation."

"Please do not resort to violence. That is not the solution. It is our country. This is our problem. We will definitely find a solution," Swaraj posted on micro-blogging site

"My young friends : We appreciate your feelings. Your anger is genuine. But please give us some time," she posted.

The leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha also suggested that Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit should undertake night patrols of the city and visit police stations.

"When I took over as the chief minister of Delhi, the law and order situation was very bad. I promised people 'Main raat ko jagoongi taki Delhi wale chain se so saken'. I used to patrol the city and police stations all night. The newspaper headlines changed. Delhi CM should do precisely this," she said.

Swaraj was the Delhi CM between October 13 and December 3 in 1998.
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