BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi alleged that when the Prime Minister said the public anger over the gangrape of the woman in the national capital was justified, he "accepts the extreme and unprecedented failure of the union government and the Delhi state government".
"Why did Singh not promise and announce the holding of a special session of Parliament over the burning issue? added Naqvi.
He criticised Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for allegedly bracketing of protesters at India Gate with Maoists and charged the "Home Ministers statement was an indication that the government wanted to crush the democratic anguish against the governments failures".
"It is more or less clear that Congress leaders, who have been in power, had a hidden hand in patronising even those criminals who bring shame to the nation," alleged Naqvi.
Earlier at a press conference, Naqvi called the governments Bill in Rajya Sabha on reservation in promotions for SC/ST "an unthought and spoilt curry boiled in a hurry". "Dont crush one to promote the other," he added.