Dimple Yadav goes soft on Mulayam's rape remarks, says 'it happens'

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

New Delhi: Coming out in defence of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remarks, his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav on Sunday said that such remarks are made at times.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife, Dimple is contesting Lok Sabha Elections from Kannauj.

When asked about her reaction on Yadav's derogatory remarks on rapes, she said that such remarks are made by lot of people and are quite common.

She further added that it happens at times.

While speaking at a rally in Moradabad, Yadav had earlier said that it was wrong to give capital punishment to rapists.

He had referred to the Shakti Mills rape cases in Mumbai where death penalty was awarded to three rape accused. Moreover, he also defended those who commit such heinous crimes and said boys err at times.

His remarks were slammed by several women welfare groups and other political parties.

First Published: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 17:48
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