BJP UP chief Keshav Maurya asks Akhilesh to sack Gayatri Prasad Prajapati if he can't arrest him

Maurya, whose comments come a day after PM Modi accused the SP-Congress combine of chanting "Gayatri Prajapati Mantra", also said that BJP would get the tainted Prajapati arrested after poll results.

Published: 05th March 2017 05:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2017 05:51 PM   |  A+A-

Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav addressing the media and party workers at party office in Lucknow. Sacked Minister Gayatri Prajapati is seen on the left. (File | PTI)

By Online Desk

LUCKNOW: BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday attacked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying that if he cannot get his "favourite" minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati arrested in the rape case, he should at least sack him.

Maurya, whose comments come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the SP-Congress combine of chanting "Gayatri Prajapati Mantra", also said that BJP would get the tainted Prajapati arrested after results of the polls are declared.

"If Chief Minister Akhilesh ji cannot ensure the arrest of his favourite minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, then he can sack him (Prajapati)," Maurya said in a tweet. Referring to March 11, the date when the UP Assembly election results would be declared, Maurya said the BJP would put Prajapati behind bars after that.

"We would arrest him (Prajapati) after March 11," Maurya said. Yesterday, the passport of Prajapati, who is a senior UP government minister, was impounded and a look-out notice was issued against him. On the directives of the Supreme Court, the UP police have filed an FIR against Prajapati in connection with separate cases of gangrape and attempt to rape another woman and her minor daughter. 

(With PTI inputs)

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