In yet shocking another incident which clearly shows lack of sensitivity among the politicians, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has now said that the Bulandshahr gangrape incident could be a 'political conspiracy'. Khan who is a Cabinet minister in the Samajwadi Party government said that it could be a ploy by the opposition to defame the government.
"We need to check that if such incidents are part of a propaganda by the opposition to defame the government as assembly elections are near. These days political parties go to extreme lengths in the quest for power," Khan said at a press conference, reports The Times of India.
He added that the opposition has resorted to such cheap measures because it is otherwise impossible to defame the SP government which is doing good work in Uttar Pradesh.
His outrageous comments invited strong criticism from several quarters with many accusing him of being extremely insensitive.
Here are some of the adverse reactions:
Azam Khan is 50% the reason why Akhilesh will lose https://t.co/wkHQF5GSUm— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) August 2, 2016
Comments of #AzamKhan shows SP govt's insensitivity towards heinous crimes like rape & raises larger Q on women safety in UP— Sidharth Nath Singh (@sidharthnsingh) August 2, 2016
Azam Khan calls Bulandshahr gangrape 'a conspiracy'.How this continually heinous creature continues in politics is the real conspiracy.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 2, 2016
After Mulayam's 'Boys will be boys' comment, AzamKhan shames humanity with his insensitive comment on Bulandshahr Gangrape. God is watching!— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) August 2, 2016
Abs shocking / I ask sp leader naresh Agarwal abt Azam khan's shocking rape comment : he praises akhilesh instead— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) August 2, 2016
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