Google search will show Badaun-type incidents in other places too: Akhilesh Yadav

The Chief Minister raised a question as to whether the national media highlighted a similar crime in Bangalore in the same manner as the Badaun case.

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published:June 3, 2014 10:24 pm
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. ( Source: PTI/File ) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. ( Source: PTI/File )

Under intense criticism over Badaun gangrape and murder incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said a Google search would show such crimes occuring across the country.

Yadav made the assertion as he accused the media of playing up incidents taking place in UP.

“When such incidents occur it is publicised a lot…Such incidents don’t occur only in UP and if I give you statistics across the country you will again ask me questions.

It’s Google era. If you go online and check you will see where else such incidents occur,” he told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.

The Chief Minister raised a question as to whether the national media highlighted a similar crime in Bangalore in the same manner as the Badaun case.

“When a similar crime happened in Bangalore, did the national media broadcast the story they way they highlighted the UP case. Incidents are taking place in Madhya Pradesh.

I have got information that chain of a member of a big  minister was snatched near her home. Rajasthan is before you.

Only UP is visible and this is more visible to cunning people,” he added.

Yadav said the state government has taken action whether it is the Badaun case or any other similar incidents.

“Badaun or any other incidents in the state, the government has taken stern action on them. In Badaun whatever steps the government could take, it took. Decision on CBI inquiry has also been taken. Wherever incident took place in the state, action has been taken,” Akhilesh said.

On June one, Akhilesh snapped at a reporter in Kanpur when he asked about the law and order situation in the state against the backdrop of the Badaun case and the Azamgarh gangrape incident.

“I hope you have not faced any danger,” shot back Akhilesh.

When the journalist said, “No”, the Chief Minister’s response was, “Thank you. You should propagate this.”

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  1. C
    Common Man
    Jun 4, 2014 at 3:22 am
    RAPE MAP OF INDIA:www.rediff/news/sli...
  2. B
    Jun 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm
    Let alone actually doing something to improve law and order in his state - this CM does not even know how to speak to the public/media. Why is he trying to be combative with the media? What is to be gained from that?
  3. K
    Jun 3, 2014 at 6:40 pm
    Akhilesh Yadav is and no respect for girls and their family. Who would comment such recklessly when he has to work to put responsible people behind bars. He is not even apologetic to public. He must be punished.
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    ram N
    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm
    It happens in other States is hardly a consolation. Your objective should be to tryand make UP crime-free. Can you try for that Mr Akhilesh Yadav instead of defendinglaw enforcers. Put them in the dock and you will see the improvement.
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    rama Rama
    Jun 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm
    Mr cm would it not be better if your state does not get mentioned at all least for rape cases? Please don't expose your "cleverness" in making comparisons of this nature. It exposes shallowness.
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    Sivachandiran Somu
    Jun 4, 2014 at 8:54 am
    It is a Irresponsible talk from a "Chief Ministry" of a State. He just want to blame others. I think he forgot his position and his responsibility. Better resign from your dignified position.
  7. R
    Jun 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm
    Excluding UP, all states including Bihar have so much to show for progress in recent years.
  8. R
    Jun 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm
    Shame on us for calling such people as leaders let alone electing them as chief minister of a state
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