Only women from the affluent classes can get ahead in life, but remember you rural women will never get a chance because you are not that attractive.
Mulayam Singh Yadav addressing a public rally in Barabanki
She is not even beautiful, yet I’ve made her MLC.
Though she is not beautiful, yet she faced lathicharge on behalf of the party. She was made MLC after considering her contribution and works.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party speaking about Leelawati Kushwaha during the national convention of his party’s women’s wing
Innocents must not be implicated and harassed. There are cases, where a victim has accused four brothers of raping her. It is impossible for four people to rape someone together. It is not practical.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party Quoting the Badaun rape case
If anywhere such crimes (rapes) are minimum, it is in UP. The state has a population of 21 crore. Considering that, such incidents are very less.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Lucknow, July 2014
The poor fellows, three of them have been sentenced to death. Should rape cases lead to hanging? Boys are boys, they make mistakes. Two or three have been given the death sentence in Mumbai. We will try and change such laws…we will also ensure punishment of those who report false cases.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party
… Bade ghar ki ladkiyan aur mahilaaon ko fayda milega… Humari gaon ki gareeb mahilaaon ko nahin… akarshak nahi hoti… bas itna kahoonga… zyada nahi…“
(The Women’s Reservation Bill in its present form would only benefit rich and urban women…our poor and rural women are not attractive…I will not say beyond this).
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Barabanki, November 2012
The Women Reservation Bill, if passed in present format, would provoke young men to whistle in Parliament.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Commenting on the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha. New Delhi, March 2010