Cutting across party lines, political leaders criticized Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday over his recent statement in which he said that Google shows incidents of rape in other places too.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "Akhilesh Yadav should understand that ever since his government came to power in UP, the state has gone from bad to worse. Everywhere, there are problems, whether it is electricity or law and order."
He advised that Akhilesh Yadav should correct the message instead of correcting the messenger, and added that by criticizing media he is encouraging the unwanted elements, who are committing crimes.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan too criticized Akhilesh for his statement, and said that whatever is happening in the state, is very shameful. "The statements made by the young chief minister sadden me more. He should be careful and responsible while giving out statements," he added.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader said the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh gets worsen everytime Samajwadi Party (SP) is voted to power. "Whenever SP has formed government in UP, the law and order situation has always worsened. This government of 'Father-son' should be suspended immediately," he added.
Another BJP leader and Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the UP Government should respond to the victim family. "It is sad that UP, the largest state in the country, giving bad vibes. Victims should not become the subject. They should be given justice," she said.
Akhilesh Yadav's recently said that Google shows cases of rapes in other places too. "Incidents are not happening in just UP. If you go online and check you will see where else such incidents occur. Incidents in UP are being given special attention," Akhilesh had said.
Two cousins, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their homes last Tuesday and were found hanging from a tree the next day, leading to an expression of outrage nation-wide.