Referring to the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in the district recently, Hassan told reporters here that protection to women was found to be reducing and continuous incidents of 'sexual assaults' aroused anger.
The government should take stringent steps to prevent such attacks and allow the police department to function freely, he said.
To a question on pre poll surveys, Hassan quipped that when each and every political party owned a television channel, the survey would favour them.
He claimed that his party found a place in every genuine survey.
MNM leader reiterated that his party would ask its candidates to step down if they were not functioning satisfcatorily.
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