Mamata Banerjee slams media for magnifying rape cases - The New Indian Express

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.