Kiran Bedi’s ‘blueprint’ for Delhi: Students police, civil defence personnel for women’s security

By: | Published: February 2, 2015 10:32 AM

Kiran Bedi says 'students' police' will be set up and those found indulging in eve-teasing will not be spared if BJP comes to power in Delhi.

Promising to take a slew of steps to ensure women’ security, BJP’s chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi today said “students’ police” will be set up and those found indulging in eve-teasing will not be spared if BJP comes to power in Delhi.

Addressing a rally in South West Delhi’s Dwarka in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bedi said women’s security was “very high” on her agenda and that she has already discussed the issue with civil defence personnel.

“I have already talked to civil defence people. More than 3000 people are ready take to the streets to provide security to women. The numbers are going to rise,” she said.

Bedi said she also has plans to establish “student’s police” modelled on similar forces in Kerala. “We will attach you (youths) with police stations so that they can see how police stations work. They will be sent to PCR vans as well, ” she said.

Issuing a stern warning to those indulging in eve teasing, Bedi said those found guilty of it will be punished.

“I am warning that if anybody does eve teasing, he will be caught. We have to work along with the police. I have already given ‘Kiran’s blueprint’. Women’s security will be taken up seriously,” she said.

She said she had already discussed with Union skill development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on how to provide facilities for skill development in slums and unauthorised colonies.

“Jhuggis do not have vocational training or polytechnics … we will give it to them,” she said.

Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide “youth trains”, Bedi said that during summer vacations youths can go on “Bharat Darshan” and visit the North East region.

She said that if voted to power, children will be connected to social services like running literacy campaigns in slums.

“During summer vacations, those children who remain in Delhi, we will connect them to social services. Where there is illiteracy in jhuggis, those children will take part in literacy campaign. We will make such provisions so that children who take part in this get extra marks,” the chief ministerial nominee said.

Promising to set up sports universities, she said although there were lots of sports infrastructure in Delhi, most of them lie vacant.

She said government colleges or buildings will not be closed in the afternoons as they will be utilised as polytechnics or management schools as per the needs of the area.

Addressing rallies in other parts of Delhi, Bedi took on Kejriwal for wasting money on elections, which could have been used for many other things.

“It is not merely that we want to come to power, but because we need to save Delhi. We have to save Delhi from anarchy. Do you know what is the cost of one election? It is Rs 1,000 crore. That person whom you elected last year, it is because he ran away that we’re having elections again. There has been a loss of Rs 1,000 crore.

“This money could have come to use in many things – buildings could have come up, schools could have been built, toilets could have been built… Being the CM, he left to fight lok Sabha elections,” she alleged.

“He used to say that we’ll get so many seats… that without them, no central government could have been formed. But today since we have a stable government at the Centre, we have been able to control the prices of different commodities,” she said.

Bedi, in her roundup of her Krishna Nagar constituency, called herself “Vikas (development) Bedi”.

She said her name has been changed to ‘Vikas Bedi’ to focus simply on her work of making Delhi a world-class city.

Bedi addressed a rally at the Ramlila Ground in Srinivaspuri in Kalkaji constituency and also held roadshows in Deoli constituency where she was accompanied by MLA Arvind Kumar and South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri. She also went to Tughlakabad and Badarpur constituencies.

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