UP governor raps Akhilesh over rape accused minister

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Lucknow, March 5: The Governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik pulled up Akhilesh Yadav for allowing rape accused leader, Gayatri Prajapati, to continue as minister. In an official communication to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the governor asked why the gang raped accused was given a spot in his cabinet.

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"His remaining a minister in the cabinet and no action being taken against him raises serious questions on democratic sanctity, constitutional integrity and morality," said a letter from the Governor's House.

The controversial minister is also Samajwadi party's candidate from Amethi in the ongoing assembly polls. Gayatri Prajapati has been on the run ever since the Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh police to take action against him. Prajapati is accused of being involved in the gangrape of a woman who had to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court after the Uttar Pradesh police refused to initiate action or even register a case.

While the BJP and the BSP have been taking digs at the SP for allowing a gang rape accused minister to contest int eh elections and accused the party of shielding him, a non-bailable warrant has been issued against him and his passport has been impounded.

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