Rape by four persons is 'practically' impossible: Mulayam Singh yadav

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party boss Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday again made a controversial remark on the issue of rape incidents taking place in the country by stating that 'while one person commits the rape, four are named in the complaint even though it is "impractical".'

Speaking at a program to distribute free e-rickshaws under a state government scheme in the state capital, Mulayam Singh said, "There were instances where only one person committed rape but the victim named four people merely to settle scores."

"One commits rape and then four more are named. "Kabhi aisa ho sakta hai kya? Aisa practical hi nahin hai." (Can such a thing happen? It is not practical)," said the Samajwadi Party chief.

Taking on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, SP chief said, "The population (of Uttar Pradesh) is 21 crore while that of Madhya Pradesh is 6 crore. There (in MP), the percentage of rape cases is 9.80 while in UP, it is only 2. Moreover, in Rajasthan - also ruled by BJP - this percentage is 7. Don't even ask about Delhi, I live there and know what happens. So, if there is one place with the lowest number of rapes, it is Uttar Pradesh."

He further said that some people are trying to tarnish the image of the Samajwadi Party government in the name of poor law and order in UP. 

SP supremo said he wants Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to make a law to ensure that innocents are not implicated in these cases.

Earlier, Mulayam had made controversial remarks referring to rape, saying that boys commit mistakes and they should not be hanged for it.

Speaking at a public meeting in Moradabad in April, Yadav had said, "Boys make mistakes. They should not hang for this. We will revoke the anti- rape laws."

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