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Even Lord Rama can't curb rapes: BJP MLA; Cong slams him

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia/Gorakhpur 

BJP MLA Singh, known for his penchant for making controversial remarks, has said that even Lord cannot curb rapes, prompting to dub him as "insane" and fit for a mental asylum.

"Bhagwan aa jaayenge, tab bhi balaatkaar ki ghatna per niyantran nahi ho paayegaa (The incidents of rape cannot be curbed, even if Lord Ram descends on earth)," the BJP MLA from told reporters in Ballia yesterday.

Singh was referring to the recent Unnao molestation case in which a woman was dragged into a forest and molested by a some men, two of whom have been arrested after a video of the incident made by the accused surfaced on social media, the police said on Friday.

Though the crime took place a few months ago, the video surfaced recently, they said.

In the video, the accused can be seen dragging the woman into a forest as she pleads for mercy with folded hands.

"This is a case of 'swabhaavik pradushan' (pollution of

mind). It is a pollution of the society. Here it becomes necessary for each and every member of the society to treat every member of the society as their own family members," the BJP MLA said.

This problem can be resolved "only through values and not through the Constitution," he added.

In a reaction to Singh's remark, leaders in Gorakhpur staged a protest today, raising slogans against him and burning his effigy.

The District Committee members led by general secretary, told reporters, "Instead of taking concrete steps to control the situation, BJP MLA Singh is openly saying that even Lord Ram won't be able to stop rapes. He has not only revealed his government's intention over controlling sexual crime against women, but also insulted Lord Ram. Lord Ram is a God of Hindus and how can a lawmaker could insult a God? I think such an insane person should be sent to mental asylum."

Another Congress Surhita Kareem, said, "He has no respect for women and openly makes such absurd statements. We condemn it."

The BJP MLA is known for making controversial remarks.

After the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls, he had blamed ministers in the for the party's humiliating defeat at both places. He had said if "certain ministers" were not removed from the state Cabinet, the ruling party's downfall in UP was inevitable.

Singh had said if the grievances of the poor are not heard at police stations, tehsil offices and block offices, they will not vote for the BJP.

"The BJP government has not been able to give a transparent government," the MLA had said in a remark that embarrassed the party.

He had also endorsed the view of senior JD(U) KC Tyagi that the rising prices of petrol and diesel were responsible for the BJP's defeat in the recent bye-elections.

In the past, Singh had said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be an "Islam vs Bhagwan" battle.

He has called as "demon Ravana's sister and a reincarnation of Lord Ram.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 22:35 IST