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Nitesh Rane tweets about Mulayam Singh's rape comment; deletes tweet after drawing criticism

Friday, 11 April 2014 - 7:55pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

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Nitesh Rane, the son of Congress leader Narayan Rane, tweeted on Friday reacting to Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Abu Azmi's comments about rape.

In his tweet, he stated that "SP leaders were open to rape and had given green signal for the same. Hence, people should get in touch with them."

His tweet attracted ire from twitter users who were aghast at the comment and gave swift responses to the Rane scion. 

Below are some tweets: 

He later deleted his tweet following public ire over his 'inapprpopriate' comment and provided a tweet explanation for his lapse in judgement. 

 Exemplifying how politicians take advantage of opportunities to criticize rival parties, Nitesh Rane condemned the Samajwadi party leaders for their 'sexist' and 'derogatory'remarks. 

Also read: People outraged over Abu Azmi's comment on rape victims; express fury on Twitter

This is not the first time that Nitesh Rane has created controversy. Earlier, his tweets on Gujarati community too had faced flak. 

His controversial tweet over Gujarati populace living in the metropolis had landed him in trouble with the Maharashtra legislative council asking the state government to initiate action against him.

Later, defending himself, Nitesh had told reporters, "they live and earn their livelihood in this city, but praise Modi and Gujarat's development model. Such people should leave Mumbai and move to Gujarat."

Though Nitesh had defended his comments in an interview with a leading Mumbai-based publication, his tweets had drawn sharp reactions from Gujaratis. Here are some of the tweets that are doing the rounds on the micro-blogging site:

 On July 31, the Congress leader had commented on author Shobhaa De's demand for Mumbai as a separate state.

The tweet had drawn sharp reactions from all quarters for being sexist. However, Nitesh remained defiant and refused to apologise for his comments. In response to calls for apology to De, he tweeted

Other cases:

Nitesh Rane, known for his controversial comments, had been held by the Azad Maidan police for vandalizing a toll plaza in Northern Goa. Sources say that Rane and his supporters were stopped at the plaza and were asked to pay tax, which offended them.

In the year 2009 in the month of December, he was held by the Mumbai police for leading a violent mob outside the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) protesting against water cuts in the city.

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