People should decide if BJP can be called Balatkar Janata Party: Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath

New Delhi, April 16: Congress leader Kamal Nath on Monday hit out at the saffron party over Unnao rape case and claimed that there are 20 leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who have rape charges on them.

“Maine kahin padha tha ki 20 aise neta hain Bharatiya Janata Party ke jo balatkar se judehue hain. Ab inka naam Bharatiya Janata Party hona chahiye ya Balatkar Janata Party, ye janta ko sochna hai (I had read somewhere that there are 20 BJP politicians who are involved in rape cases. People should decide whether it should be called BJP or Balatkar Janata Party),” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

Earlier in a day, the Congress leader also targetted the central government in a tweet over the spate of sexual violence against women.

In a recent instance, the BJP is under the cloud over Unnao Rape Case as MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was arrested by CBI for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl. He was produced before a Lucknow court where he pleaded innocence.

The alleged rape case came into the limelight after the victim tried to set herself on blaze outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence last week after alleging police inaction against the politician.


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