After the videotape of Congress leader, Shyroaj Jivan was accessed, political reactions have been pouring in on the Hathras case and the plot that was being built around it. The leader in the video can be seen threatening by saying that they won't stay silent and will cut off the hands of the accused. Times Now even spoke to the minister and he said that he was forced to say these things.
Yogi Adityanath and other political leaders have commented on this. Yogi Adityanath has stated that these people were not near the victim's family when they were suffering and have now come to the front. He also adds that people who will continue to do politics over a deceased girl, will not be allowed to do so. Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has said that it is an attempt to divert from the cause.