Oppn ‘tutoring’ Bulandshahr gangrape victims for political gains: Akhilesh

  • PTI, Lucknow
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2016 17:46 IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav interacts with the media in Lucknow. (PTI File Photo)

Facing flak in the wake of Bulandshahr gangrape incident, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav hit back at the opposition on Thursday, accusing them of tutoring the victims to serve their political motives.

“The incident is unfortunate. Action will be taken against those responsible. But the question is what are BJP and other (opposition) parties tutoring the victims and showing the way of politics,” Yadav said.

“What are BJP and other people telling the victims inside the room, you (media persons) should also look into it...what are they telling the victims...if they want CBI probe I am willing for it...I am ready to help them out,” he said on the sidelines of a programme in Lucknow.

Yadav alleged that hype was also built around the Badaun rape case of two sisters to defame his government in the past.

A political slugfest is on in the state over the gangrape of a minor girl and her mother on the national highway in Bulandshahr district, with the state government coming in for severe bashing and leaders of various parties making a beeline to meet the victims.

While a BJP delegation led by state unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya has already met the victims in Ghaziabad, a Congress delegation led by its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit met them.

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