New Delhi (UNI) Hours after criticising the Yogi Adityanath government over the the accident in which Unnao rape survivor was critically injured and her family members killed on Sunday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday intensified her attack and asked why the BJP is not sacking its MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
Uttar Pradesh police on Monday filed an FIR against Mr Sengar, his brother and eight others in connection with Unnao rape case survivor’s accident. The family had alleged that the accident was staged by Mr Sengar as the number plate of the truck which collided with the car had been blackened.
The accused BJP MLA has been in jail for a year over the alleged rape which took place in 2017.
“What is the BJP waiting for? Why has this man not been expelled from their party even when his name is in the latest FIR in the Unnao Rape Case?”, Ms Priyanka tweeted along with a photograph of Mr Sengar and Mr Adityanath.
The girl, who accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her, was critically injured and her family members killed on Sunday near Raebareli after a truck collided with their car.
Earlier in the day, Ms Priyanka and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lashed out at BJP and Uttar Pradeh government.
“She herself lies grievously wounded in hospital from the same accident. The accused continues as a BJP legislator, and the BJP state government has the audacity to run a fear-free UP campaign?” Ms Priyanka said in a series of tweet.
“So a woman is allegedly raped by a BJP MLA. Her father is beaten up and dies in custody. A key witness dies mysteriously last year. Now her aunt who was also a witness is killed and her lawyer is critically injured in an accident caused by a truck with blackened number plates,” Ms Priyanka added.
Questioning Chief Minister, the Congress general secretary asked, “does it have no moral duty towards its citizens anymore, or was that never on its agenda anyway?”.
Taking to twitter, Mr Gandhi also criticised Adityanath government and said, “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, a new special education bulletin for Indian women. Don’t ask questions if a BJP MLA is accused of having raped you”.