MVA slams Opposition for politicizing the Saki Naka Rape case

by Web Desk | Published: 12 Sep 2021

MVA slams Opposition for politicizing the Saki Naka Rape case
Ahead of the BMC elections to be held in 2022, the rift between the state government and BJP seems to be stiffening. The recent Sakinaka rape case turned into a political slur after former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and several other BJP leaders, accused the MVA government of not maintaining law and order and in response, the state government claimed that the opposition was politicizing the matter.
 
Fadnavis, in a statement, said that the incident has raised questions on the state’s law and order condition and governance. He added “When the police force is dissipated to serve political and commercial affairs by the government, it weakens the institution impacting law and order,”
 
He further added, “Mumbai has always been recognized as the safest place for women. Women in this city make up a substantial working force and travel till late at night. Such incidents damage the image of Mumbai.” BJP Vice-President Chitra Wagh stated, “It is a horrifying incident. It numbs our senses. The brutality this woman was subjected to was unimaginable.
 
The state government must take severe action against the felon. I would like to apologize to my sister that, we as a civilized society failed to save her and her life,” Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut condemned the incident and further stated that the opposition should not politicize issues like this. He added that the government will certainly take drastic measures to prevent such unfortunate incidents.
 
 
On Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated “The horrific crime that took place in Saki Naka is extremely disgraceful and is a shame on humanity. The case will be tried in a fast-track court and the culprit will strictly be punished to ensure justice to the victim.” Thackeray also said that he has spoken to the commissioner of police and that the officials have been directed to speed up the investigation. Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil who had a discussion with Thackeray on this, also condemned the attack.
 
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