‘Worried about rising rapes in UP? Stay in Delhi’, says Mulayam; Uma alleges Akhilesh govt protects rapists

Mulayam Singh Yadav brazenly said those concerned about crimes in UP should stay in Delhi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 5, 2014 3:33 pm
Mulayam Singh Yadav brazenly said those concerned about crimes in UP should stay in Delhi. (Express Archive) Mulayam Singh Yadav brazenly said those concerned about crimes in UP should stay in Delhi. (Express Archive)

Despite widespread criticism, the Uttar Pradesh government and Samajwadi Party leaders have remained defiant over the inaction in connection with the rising cases of rapes in the state. A day after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suggested people to Google about such crimes in other states, his father and Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav brazenly said those concerned about crimes in UP should stay in Delhi.

When reporters questioned the veteran politician about the issue of Badaun gangrape, he advised all those worried about the incident to stay in Delhi. He further targeted the media for reporting only about crimes in Uttar Pradesh and ignoring those in other states.

However, her daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav assured mediapersons that the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh was taking the issue seriously and working towards it.

“This is a very important and sensitive social issue. We take this very seriously and the culprits must get stringent punishment. Our government is working towards it,” said Dimple.

The Central government was quick in reacting to the remark of the Samajwadi Party chief, accusing the UP government of “protecting rapists”. Talking to mediapersons, the Union Water Resources Minister alleged that UP government was the only government which protected rapists and gave statement in their favour. She added that the issue would be raised in parliament as well.

“The government in UP provides protection to rapists, and give statements in their favour. All political parties must think about this. And this issue will be raised and discussed in Parliament,” said Bharti.

This comes after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed that criminal cases of UP alone were being purposely publicised by the media. Citing law and order incidents of Bangalore, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, he asked the mediapersons to “google search” those incidents as  well.

“An incident took place in Bangalore, did it come to national limelight? Cases are happening in Madhya Pradesh also. I came to know a Minister’s relative’s chain was snatched  near her house. Even incidents took place in Rajasthan. But it is only those in UP that are purposely highlighted more and even more by cunning people.”

The Chief Minister also claimed to have taken all the possible steps in the Budaun rape case.

Quick to come to his defence was his uncle and senior Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav, who claimed that when relationship between girls and boys come out, it is termed as rape.

“In many places, when the relationship between girls and boys come out in open, it is termed as rape. In many places, girls and boys are ready (to marry) but honour killings take place. The most saddening and serious thing is that such incidents are not stopping. These incidents happen in other places also but are not highlighted,” senior SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said.

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  1. B
    Jun 5, 2014 at 10:12 am
    In UP it is "Goondaun Ka Raj".these Yadavs are nothing but opportunists.they are not concerned with welfare of the people.The schools and the health of the people are falling apart and they stage Extravaganza with Bollywood Nuts?
    1. I
      Jun 6, 2014 at 1:41 am
      UP and Bihar is always is hooligans paradise
      1. A
        Jun 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm
        Rapes all over the country cannot justify rapes anywhere. It is up to the media to publish what it wants. Akhilesh should get down to the business of protecting women in UP not try the moral equivalence game
        1. S
          Jun 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm
          UP Vasi, why are you supporting such politicians as yourleaders? Throw them out of office. It is a shame they tookbirth on Indian soil. Reject them fully!
          1. N
            Nampurath Krishna
            Jun 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm
            From a dominant player of previous Parliament Mulayam-Akhilesh duo with their brazen appeat and now arrogance decimated Samajwadi Party to family limited of 5 members only. With such unashamed show of recalcitrance sure be dumped to the abyss of political history sooner than later.
            1. R
              Jun 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm
              Perhaps that is why he brought Dimple and his other family members to live in Delhi.
              1. J
                Jun 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm
                Youngsters wants free , go to UP!!
                1. S
                  Jun 6, 2014 at 12:58 am
                  Shabash pehalwan. No brain,only brawn?
                  1. K
                    Kapil Dev Suri
                    Jun 5, 2014 at 10:47 am
                    The government of UP is led by a mulaym dynasty member who has no experience . His only qualification is that he is the son of mulla Mulayam SIGH . . He is talking nonsense with media people . The government is at the mercy of AZAM KHAN who is well known in MUAFFAR NAGAR CASE WHEN HE PHONED TO POLICE SHO TO NOT TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE OFFENDERS AND LET THEM GO SCOTT FREE . when such is behavior of government what the public can expect more? . In fact UP is mini stan under the regime of MULLA and AZAM khan .? This government must be dismissed by the recommendation of governor seeing the incident of murder and raps frequently
                    1. S
                      secular muslim
                      Jun 5, 2014 at 10:52 am
                      The time has come to remove these animals from occupying offices. They need to be sent to jail along with their raping folks.
                      1. X
                        Jun 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm
                        Why target the UP governmnt alone. Why give so much of coverage to this alone...? We tend to think that this is more about politics than that of any duty or concern. Today in Madhyapradesh, a man's was bitten off by his wife after a quarrel wherein when he asked her to give tea, she refused- when he started making it himself she flew into a rage and bit his testacles. See if this had happened to a woman, what sort of coverage the media would give. But for him, he is being rediculed. The media in India is biased - either towards politics or towards gender or towards money....(paid news). Hope the media wakes up to its image and does a clean job than at present.
                        1. A
                          Jun 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm
                          This is the worst statement made by any politician. A responsible and decent leader should have said it was a shameful and tragic incident and his government will do its utmost to apprehend and punish the criminals. I think this is the last nail in his coffin he has lost what little respect he had.
                          1. M
                            Jun 5, 2014 at 6:59 pm
                            What has happened to our activists and Nobel Nobel prize winner -- total silence on BAAP AUR BETA team
                            1. N
                              Nita Chhabra
                              Jun 5, 2014 at 11:08 pm
                              Dying candles always flicker fast before going out. Soon enough this goon club will be history. These silly, stupid mutterings are their last gasps for air. This clan -- the father-son team, and their extended family, have looted UP with both hands. I hope they now have a fair investigation of them, unlike the previous whitewash under Congress. They must be made to surrender their ill gotten loot.
                              1. A
                                Amandeep Singh
                                Jun 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm
                                Time to throw these Father Son duo out
                                1. N
                                  Navin Sharma
                                  Jun 5, 2014 at 10:09 am
                                  Another day, another shocking comment. If UP women vote for this party again, it will be their own lookout.
                                  1. I
                                    Jun 5, 2014 at 9:23 pm
                                    i'm appalled by the declining standards of spelling and oversight of simple editorial checks.Shekahar sahib attend professionally to your day job than pontificating as elite on ndtv.You speak good English but IE is descending into an error prone newspaper.It's shameful.
                                    1. P
                                      Jun 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm
                                      UMA BHARATI, the one and only one, Most communal,criminal headed, heading&exploiting BJP,instigagting RIOTERS OVER SEVERAL YEARS, in reality not a women,but a disgruntled,disheartened, divisive, SINGLE, ISOLATED evil creature.
                                      1. V
                                        Jun 5, 2014 at 11:31 am
                                        International shame! How could they comment like this? This is ridiculous!
                                        1. S
                                          Jun 5, 2014 at 11:27 am
                                          What will happen to Delhi if 22 Crore potion of UP move there?
                                          1. S
                                            Jun 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm
                                            Yes there are many rape cases occurs in other states too.but few or no case is such Where state police is directly involved in protecting the convicts and threatening the victims. People of UP are now just waiting for 2017 to kick out this Baap-Beta government
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