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Poll | Will Mulayam Singh's sexist remark affect his credibility?

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has kicked a fresh controversy with his comments on rape, saying while one man commits rape, four are named to "settle scores" and that rape by four persons was not "practical".

india Updated: Aug 19, 2015 14:23 IST
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Mulayam Singh

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has kicked a fresh controversy with his comments on rape, saying while one man commits rape, four are named to "settle scores" and that rape by four persons was not "practical".

This is not the first time that the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister has made shocking comments on rape. While opposing capital punishment for rape last year, he had sparked outrage by saying "ladke, ladke hain...galti ho jati hai (boys will be boys...they commit mistakes)."

Speaking on the law and order situation in the state at a function in Lucknow, Yadav had said considering UP's population, the crime rate was "very low".