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President of SBP Sanjay Sonawani, asks PM Modi to substantially increase funding for the police and judiciary
Swarna Bharat Party, India's only liberal party, held a press conference in Mumbai today. The conference was addressed by Sanjay Sonawani, National President of the party. During the conference the party leader shared a copy of the party's open letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The letter asks PM Modi to implement his own slogan of "Minimum Government, Maximum Governance" by doubling the funding for police and increasing by ten times the funding for the judiciary.

The letter reads, "The people of India feel very unsafe today. They have also lost all faith in the judicial system. Women and Dalits have become soft targets for criminals. Communal, caste and Naxalite violence constantly erupts across the country."

According to Sonawani the prime responsibility of a government is to ensure the safety of every citizen and ensure timely justice. But the law and order situation across India is bleak.

Sonawani pointed out that that this situation is not the fault of our overworked police and judiciary. He said, "Our police and armed forces are for the most part heroes, often sacrificing their lives for the safety and welfare of the people. Indeed, because of their high work-load, exhausting working hours, and almost no holidays, health (including mental health) issues in the police have reached alarming levels. And our judges are doing their best within the grossly underfunded system in which they work."

Sonawani, took on the government at the Center saying, "It is that our governments that prefer to do other things than govern. The government likes running businesses and hotels instead of funding the police and judiciary."

The party's open letter to the Prime Minister of India demands increased funding for the police and judiciary to be announced by 26th September 2016. The letter demands total accountability of all branches of the government.

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