Opposition ‘tutoring’ Bulandshahr victims for political gains: UP CM

Lucknow: Facing flak in the wake of Bulandshahr gangrape incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday hit back at the opposition, accusing them of tutoring the victims to serve their political motives, even as he promised strict action against the culprits.

“The incident is unfortunate. Action will be taken against those responsible. But the question is what are BJP and other (opposition) parties tutoring the victims and showing the way of politics,” he said.

“What are BJP and other people telling the victims inside the room, you (media persons) should also look into it, what are they telling the victims. If they want CBI probe I am willing for it, I am ready to help them out,” he said on the sidelines of a programme here.

Yadav alleged that hype was also built around the Badaun rape case of two sisters to defame his government in the past. A political slugfest is on in the state over the gangrape of a minor girl and her mother on the national highway in Bulandshahr district, with the state government coming in for severe bashing and leaders of various parties making a beeline to meet the victims.

While a BJP delegation led by state unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya has already met the victims in Ghaziabad, a Congress delegation led by its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit met them on Thursday.