Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today visited the district jail here to meet former minister and close aide Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, lodged there in connection with a rape case, and described him as “innocent”.
Mulayam alleged that Prajapati was being treated like a “terrorist” and said he would take up the matter with the Prime Minister. “There is no proof with the police against Prajapati. A conspiracy is being hatched against him,” he said.
“He (Prajapati) is innocent and is being meted treatment like terrorists. The BJP government is following political vendetta. I will meet the prime minister and if needed the president to apprise them of the matter,” he said later.
Mulayam had visited the jail yesterday to meet Prajapati, but could not obtain permission from authorities as it was a holiday on account of Eid.