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Rajya Sabha debates women’s safety, BJP demands death penalty for rapists(Update: Rajasabha)

New Delhi, April 22 (ANI): The second half of the Budget Session of Parliament resumed on Monday afternoon with the opposition confronting the government on various issues, including the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi.

During the debate, the BJP strongly demanded the death penalty the for rapists. The Congress, on the other hand, accused the opposition of politicising the issue of women safety.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till Tuesday following a ruckus created by the opposition.

Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to the opposition to allow Parliament to function smoothly.

“It is my sincere wish that house will function. If there are any concerns of the opposition we are willing to debate all those issues which are worrying the opposition,” Manmohan Singh told reporters shortly before parliament resumed the budget session after a month-long break.

He expressed confidence that the financial business would be transacted.

“I am very confident that this financial business will be transacted to our satisfaction,” he said.

Requesting opposition to allow the government to function, Manmohan Singh said: “We hope that everybody would cooperate in that process and the budget is passed and essential business and other important bill will also be dealt with effectively.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had sought adjournment of question hour in both houses of parliament to raise the issue of the leakage of joint parliamentary committee (JPC) report on 2G spectrum allocation.

Meanwhile, the DMK has moved a privilege notice against PC Chacko for allegedly leaking draft JPC report on the 2G. (ANI with inputs)