Mamata Banerjee slams media for magnifying rape cases
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata slams media, especially electronic news channels, for tailoring the news items and disseminating canards in a bid to exaggerate rape incidents to malign her government. She further alleged that news items were being tailored to serve business interests. Bannerjee also said that rape cases are on a rise in the country because men and women interact with each other more freely now. Banerjee's statement comes at a time when already earlier statements by leaders of the ruling Congress party and village councils caused a stir on the issue in view of the recent spate of rapes in Haryana.