UP Cabinet Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan is yet again caught in a controversy following his insensitive and shameful remark on Bulandshahr gangrape.
This time, he said that the brutal gangrape of a mother-daughter duo in Bulandshahr could be a political conspiracy.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan financialexpress
To the shock of everyone, he alleged that a desperate opposition can stoop to any level to defame and disgrace the government since the state elections are approaching.
Reacting to Azam Khan’s insensitive statement, the father of minor victim asked, “Will Azam say the same thing about his family?”
The victim’s father bhaskar
“Will Azam Khan call it a political conspiracy if his own kin were victims,” he asked. Revealing that his daughter has stopped speaking and is constantly crying, the 39-year-old Ola cab driver from Noida, said they might have to leave their locality and shift the girl to another school.
Pushed to the wall, the family has threatened to commit suicide if the culprits are not punished in the next three months.
DGP Javeed Ahmad at the crime scene in Bulandshahr indianexpress
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was quick to condemn Khan’s remarks and demanded former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh to initiate stern action against him.
Taking on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya alleged that only the former takes Khan seriously, adding it is unfortunate that people, who even can’t govern a district, are part of the state government.
UP BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya
Maurya said a person, who passes such lewd comments on such a shameful and painful event, can exist only in Akhilesh Yadav’s Cabinet.
Maurya further said the Samajwadi Party leader’s statement has hurt the people of Uttar Pradesh and let down the state before the world.
On July 29 night, a group of bandits had waylaid a family, dragged a woman and her 13-year-old daughter out of their car, took them to a nearby field and raped them while the male members of the family were tied with ropes. The family was travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur when the incident occurred in Bulandshahr on NH-91.
Police and media personnel at the crime spot amarujala
A fast track court in Bulandshahr had sent the three accused arrested in connection with the case to 14-day judicial custody.