BJP MLA from Bairia, Surendra Singh, who is known for making controversial comments, has said that even if Lord Ram descends on earth, instances of rape cannot be curbed.
"Bhagwan Ram bhi aa jaayenge tab bhi balaatkaar ki ghatna per niyantran nahi ho paayegaa (Even if Lord Ram descends, instance of rapes cannot be curbed)," Singh told reporters here yesterday.
He was referring to the recent Unnao molestation case. A woman was dragged into a forest and molested by a group of men, two of whom have been arrested after a video of the incident made by the accused surfaced on social media, 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 the 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.
The BJP MLA is known for making controversial statements.
After the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls, he had blamed ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government for the party's humiliating defeat at both places. He said if certain ministers were not removed from the state cabinet, the ruling party's downfall in UP was certain.
Singh had said if the grievances of the poor people 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 said in a remark that embarrassed the party.
He had also endorsed the view of senior JD(U) leader K C 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 has said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be an "Islam vs Bhagwan" battle.
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