New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's poll promise of providing government jobs to rape victims came under attack from Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath, who termed it as "weird".

"This is weird thinking. This is wrong," Tirath said on Monday when asked about her reaction on the announcement by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav during a poll rally that rape victims would be given government jobs if his party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh.

"We should help rape victim, but not by giving such greed...We have laws," she said.

Taking a dig at Yadav, she said, "Elections are happening. They can say anything...such statements are not right."

Mulayam, in an election rally in Siddharth Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, had yesterday announced that rape victims would be given government jobs if his party was voted to power in the state.

"The incidents of rape will be checked effectively and government jobs will be given to rape victims or one of their family members in the state," he had told an election rally there.

(Agencies)