"We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said. (JPN/Agencies)
Modi's statement comes after Mulayam at a rally last week said that ‘death penalty in rape cases is unfair as boys make mistakes’.
Questioning the death sentence to three men who were recently convicted for gang-rape cases in Mumbai, Yadav had last week said, "Should rape accused be punished with hanging? Boys are boys, mistakes happen sometimes.”
Modi also took potshots at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.
“The leaders are constructing elephant parks, they are doing lion safaris but they don't have time for the people,” he said.
"We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said.