Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Tuesday said that the ‘gang-rapres’ were not practical and often other people involved were blamed even though they had not committed the crime.
Speaking at a function in Lucknow, the veteran politician said, “Often if one person commits rape, four people are named in the complaint. Four people are named for rape, can it be possible? It is not practical. They probably say one was watching…another was there… If there are four brothers, then all four are named,”
Mulayam had courted controversy even in the past when, reacting to death sentence given to three men in Mumbai in April 2014, he said, ” Ladke hain, ghalti ho jaati hai. ( They are boys, they make mistakes.)
His fresh comments have set social media on fire. Mulayam Singh Yadav has been a top trend since Wednesday morning.
Here are some of the views expressed by users on micro-blogging site, twitter.
It seems Mulayam Singh Yadav is expert in Rape. Off Course, he brutally raped Law & Order. He never hesitate to give his expert comment.
— Chicken Biryanii (@ChickenBiryanii) August 19, 2015
Mulayam Singh Yadav is an idiot who says stupid things. That's been established. Let's not give him importance or votes for that matter.
— Niks (@Freakoh) August 19, 2015
Not sure what expertise Mulayam Singh Yadav has on d matter but him saying 4 men cant rape a woman is SICK. Have you heard of gangrape MSY?
— Harinder Baweja (@shammybaweja) August 19, 2015
Mulayam Singh Yadav is definitely a shame but not as big as the people who vote for him.
Just so that their communal politics stays alive.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) August 19, 2015
So Mulayam singh yadav how many people does it take to rape a woman?
— ASHISH PRADHAN (@ASHISH225) August 19, 2015