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Akhilesh’s comment on Badaun rape ‘outrageous’: Smriti Irani

After the Badaun incident a fresh incident of gangrape was reported in Azamgarh constituency of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a day later.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2014 7:03 pm
Irani said Yadav had 'let down' not only the people of UP, but all youngsters.  ( Source: PTI ) Irani said Yadav had ‘let down’ not only the people of UP, but all youngsters. (Source: PTI)

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday termed as “outrageous” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s remarks on the Badaun gangrape case and said the whole nation shared her anguish.

On Friday, when a journalist had asked Yadav about the law and order situation in the state against the backdrop of the Badaun case, he had shot back, saying, “I hope you have not faced any danger!.”

When the journalist replied in the negative, the Chief Minister said, “Thank you. You should propagate this.”     On Yadav’s comment, Irani said, “The entire nation shares my outrage when on a very sensitive issue like crime against women… when a reporter was asking for reaction from the CM, one got such an outrageous remark.” “There is a constitutional mandate and a responsibility that people in public office have… is that of protecting women and children and those who come from weaker sections of society,” she said.

Irani said Yadav had “let down” not only the people of UP, but all youngsters. “There was a presumption that the CM, who was touted as the youngest CM of UP, would live up to that responsibility. “It is unfortunate that he has let down not only the people of UP, but all those youngsters who felt that possibly he would redefine youth and governance one day,” Irani said.

Two teenage cousins aged 14 and 15 were gangraped and murdered in Badaun on May 28, while a fresh incident of gangrape was reported in Azamgarh constituency of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a day later.



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  1. M
    May 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm
    Pappu in making.....
    1. D
      DK Sharma
      Jun 4, 2014 at 2:29 am
      Akhilesh Yadav is a failure as CM of UP. In the next elections Samajwadi party will be routed from its stronghold that is UP.
      1. S
        May 31, 2014 at 3:49 pm
        While akhilesh yadav is to be rightly condemned, I liked Maneka hi's response better. Smriti Irani needs to learn on focus more on her work and stay away from taking cheap potshots at others. She has a lot of ground to cover in terms of learning experiences and in keeping with her position needs to learn to treat her detractors with a dignified silence. Her typical rhetoric is getting to be a headache. Please learn to grab headlines for the right reasons in keeping with your very responsible position.
        1. Kerala Varma
          May 31, 2014 at 2:01 pm
          The new HRD minister is if anything loquacious something learnt in the sit com days to good effect. May be the ministry must study to construct cheap and safe latrines in every village in UP so that womenfolk can use them without fear of marauders and raunchy males.rather than distribute laptops or gold bangles as freebees. Many would even contribute through NGOs under HRD ministry!Make a beginning and even RSS would agree.
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            om prakash
            Jun 2, 2014 at 5:34 am
            i think citizens of UP. give permanent leave to, U.P.. govt.and live happy.because life is very short.v cannot waste our time fighting with such family dynasty.change them for once.show them the back gate. change the law should effect on all as one law.;punishment for all.if they commit crime.To whom ever it is.[he is another hi family]
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