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Akhilesh not capable enough to govern UP: BJP on Bulandshahr incident

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 17:55 IST
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that unruly powers have strengthened their base in Uttar Pradesh courtesy the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) shielding goons and said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is not capable of governing the politically crucial state.

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, who visited the Bulandshahr gang-rape victim's kin here, said the Bulandshahr incident is painful and shameful.

"It is our duty to take forward the demand of the victim's family and demand for immediate justice. The government should think in this regard. Akhilesh Yadav is not capable of handling Uttar Pradesh. He is not even capable to govern a district, but Mulayam Singh ji gave him this post out of fatherly affection," said Maurya.

"If this government would not have supported goons and criminals, this incident would not have taken place. The SP Government has always backed goons and mafias which is why they have become so strong in the state," he added.

The BJP earlier today also demanded that the gruesome Bulandshahr mother-daughter duo gang-rape case be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Yesterday, the family members of the victims threatened suicide if stringent punishment was not meted out to the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

"We were looted, beaten up and we all know what they did to my daughter...I want my wife and daughter to punish them. If they are not punished within three months, then all three of us will commit suicide," said the cab driver, whose family was attacked and subjected to hours of unspeakable horror.

"We dialled 100 for 15 minutes, but got either a busy tone or no response. Finally, I called my friend and he called the police," he added.

The three men, who have been arrested, were yesterday sent to 14-day judicial custody. Four other accused are, however, still absconding.

The incident took place on Friday night when a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district.

The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr. (ANI)