Sack “favourite” Minister if you cannot arrest him: BJP

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Will get him arrested after the poll results, says Uttar Pradesh BJP chief

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.

Mr. Maurya, whose comments come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the SP-Congress combine of chanting “Gayatri Prajapati Mantra”, also said that the 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 cthe UP BJP chief said in a tweet.

Referring to March 11, the date when the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results would be declared, Mr. Maurya said the BJP would put Mr. Prajapati behind bars after that.

“We would arrest him (Prajapati) after March 11,” Mr. Maurya said.

On Saturday, the passport of Mr. Prajapati, who is a senior Minister was impounded and a look-out notice was issued against him, hours after the Prime Minister accused the SP-Congress combine of chanting “Gayatri Prajapati Mantra”.

Rape case

On the directives of the Supreme Court, the UP Police has filed an FIR against Mr. Prajapati, a senior SP leader, in connection with separate cases of gang-rape and attempt to rape another woman and her minor daughter.

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