Speaking to a TV news channel, Agarwal on Monday, June 16 said, "Today, no one takes away even a domestic animal of other person forcefully. If someone takes a domestic animal forcefully, the animal is also not ready."
The Samajwadi Party leader was commenting on a gangrape case in Badaun where several rape cases have been filed in recent past. Downplaying allegations against accused, Agarwal said, "The truth about the allegations will come out in inquiry. If these are true, there will be action otherwise there will be no action."
If someone takes a domestic animal forcefully, the animal is also not ready
It seems that the UP ministers have more respect for animals than women. When minister Azam Khan lost his seven buffaloes, UP Police had gone through a tough phase.
The VIP buffalo search had raised Azam Khan's score of controversies linked to what his critics describe as misplaced priorities. Mr Khan, who is in charge of Minorities and Urban Development, is the number two minister in Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's cabinet.
UP Police had gone crazy during their search for the buffaloes but it was reported that they were reluctant to file FIR against rape accused when two cousin sisters were abducted from their home, gangraped, killed and were hanged from a tree in Badaun. Now, with Agarwal's latest comment on women showed what the babus actually think about the lawlessness in the state.
CM Akhilesh, meanwhile, said, "Critics are making me more strong and they think I'm going to lose. No, I'm going to be strong and I will work more hard. In a good way I will improve."