Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made a pitch for capital punishment to rapists in the backdrop of rise in heinous crimes against women.
"Deliberations should be made across the country for a stringent law that allows awarding death penalty to rapists. Political parties, saints and social activists should initiate action in this direction," Chouhan said addressing the ongoing 'Namami Devi Narmade - Seva Yatra' at Sandiya village of Hoshangabad district on Wednesday.
"A law (in this regard) should be enacted by bringing amendments in the Constitution," he said in Bhopal referring to women safety in general.
On the de-addiction campaign, Chouhan assured that liquor shops won't be opened on banks of Narmada.
"Along with towns situated on the banks of river Narmada, the campaign will be conducted across the state," he added.
Chouhan also administered a pledge to the people for conserving Narmada.
"Life is not possible without water and Narmada has made a remarkable contribution in the development of Madhya Pradesh. Damage has been caused by felling trees on both the banks of Narmada. If this situation continues, we will not be able to see water in the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh in the next 50 years," Chouhan said exhorting people to save the river.