Sakshi Maharaj, who had earlier tried to defend Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after his conviction in a rape case, said once a rape happens, people demand action against the police. The right thing would be to take action against ‘such couples’
Controversial Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj has said girls and boys’ ‘vulgar’ behaviour at public places leads to rape and they should be put behind bars.
“When these couples ride a motorcycle, they hug each other as if the girl will eat the boy or the boy will eat the girl,” he said. “Similarly, couples can be seen behaving in a vulgar fashion in cars, parks and other places. Everyone ignores them, but once rape happens, people demand action against the police, so the right thing would be to take action and put such couples behind bars,” he said while talking to reporters on Wednesday.
Sakshi Maharaj, who had earlier tried to defend Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after his conviction in a rape case, has clarified that he had no ties with Ram Rahim. “Some political leaders seek the cooperation of fake godmen to get votes during the election. BJP government of Haryana sent Gurmeet Ram Rahim to jail while earlier governments had supported him,” he said.
During the controversy, Sakshi Maharaj had said one person had alleged rape against the Dera chief, but crores of devotees believe he is God.
Talking about Rohingya Muslim refugees, Sakshi Maharaj said they should be pushed out from the country and they have no right to stay for a minute.
He praised Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for “stopping crimes and taking strict action against criminals in the state.