Lucknow: Irked over the notice sent to him by the National Commission for Women over his remarks on rape, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav yesterday accused the NCW of insulting him.
“The NCW and the Election Commission are insulting me,” he said at an election meeting in Bijnore.
Yadav made the comment in the light of NCW sending him a notice over his remarks on rape.
The commission also wrote a letter to the EC to take cognisance of the matter.
The SP supremo said he had championed the cause of women and fought maximum for them.
Agra: Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada hit out at Mulayam Singh for opposing death penalty for rapists. Campaigning for RLD candidate Amar Singh in Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday, she called Mulayam’s remarks ‘unfortunate’ and ‘shameful’. “People will give a fitting reply (to him) in this election,” she said.
Has Mulayam lost it? ask UP women
Lucknow: For a family trying to come to terms with life after their six-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and killed by a neighbour and three minors, the recent comment by Mulayam Singh Yadav has left the family flabbergasted.
“Our daughter was not only abducted and brutally raped but the perpetrators also tried to burn her body in a heap of newspapers,” said an angry uncle of the girl.
“Is this a small mistake?” the man snarled, while declaring his “opposition for life” for the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. Supriya Rathore, a resident of the Chowk area, said it was not only an “insensitive remark but also an insulting one for women across the country”.
“Hundreds of girls are being butchered by men and he (Mulayam Singh) finds them small mistakes which need not be punished! What does he mean by mistake?” a fuming Rathore asked. Aarti Mishra, a teacher in the Cantonment area, said courts and the EC must take note and haul up Yadav.