Noted actress and All India Congress Committee (AICC) member Nagma today alleged that rape cases were highest in Madhya Pradesh and the ruling BJP government has failed to check the rising crime graph.
"From 2004 to October 2012, a total of 27,104 incidents of rapes and gang rapes took place in Madhya Pradesh, which means nine girls on an average are being raped in the state everyday," Nagma told reporters at the Congress headquarters.
She alleged that after October 2012, there had been a marked increase in incidents of rapes but the state government was not doing anything to curb the menace.
While the state government has framed large number of schemes for the welfare of women and girls, they are not being implemented and only exist on paper, Nagma said.
The actress-turned-politician also alleged that human-trafficking is rampant specially from the tribal areas and according to official figures, from 2004 to October 2012, over 37,000 girls were abducted from the state.
Despite this, the state government was not taking the matter seriously, she alleged. Also, despite several schemes, 60 per cent children are malnourished and 73 per cent women are anaemic in the state, the actress lamented.
While the state government always insists on raising the budget for nutritious diet to the needy persons, in reality the money meant for it is being pocketed by the contractors close to the ruling party, Nagma further alleged.