The Delhi gang rape and the subsequent uproar has led to a national campaign against parliamentarians and legislators who are involved in crime against women demanding their resignation before the Republic Day.
A 'ResignBeforeJan26th' campaign, launched by eminent businessmen and entrepreneurs intends to build a unified voice strong enough to persuade the authorities relent to the demand.The campaign has gone online with a Facebook page that already has more than 8,000 likes and supports.
The campaign is a petition to the President of India, demanding that two Members of Parliament and 42 Members of Legislatures in various states whose poll nomination affidavits clearly state their involvement in cases relating to crimes against women, should put in their papers before the Republic Day.
Mamta Sharma, Chairman of the National Commission of Women, told media persons that accountability of politicians should be the highest and that on moral grounds the two MPs and 42 MLAs should resign in the wake of the present public anger over crime against women. There is nothing wrong in making such demands. But, at the same time, it depends on their own and their parties' self-consciousness to take the final call.
As per statistics, in the past five years election tickets have been given to 250 politicians who have a record of crime against women.
Videos created by supporters:
An India map that shows in green all the states from where citizens have signed the petition.