A BJP lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh has exposed his own party’s stand on the rape accused MLA, Kuldeep Sengar, by publicly admitting that the jailed legislator was passing through ‘hardship’ and his best wishes were with him.
A video of BJP’s Hardoi MLA Ashish Singh Ashu addressing the public while extending his support to the rape accused lawmaker has gone viral on social media platforms. In the video, Ashu is seen expressing his best wishes for the jailed MLA.
He is heard saying, “kathinayiyon ke daur ke guzar rahe hain hain ham sab ke apne bhai. Aadarniya Kuldeep Singh ji ham sab ke beech mein nahi hain. Kinhi karangat samay ka kaal chakra kaha jaayega. Phir bhi ham sab ki shubhkaamnayein hain. Jitni bhi kathinaayiyan hai, jitni bhi samay kharab hai un sab se ladkar wo nishchit taur par aap sab ke beech mein pahunchenge. (Our own brother Kuldeep Singh Sengar is passing through a phase of hardship. Honourable Kuldeep Singh is not with us today. Call it his bad luck, but our best wishes are with him. Despite his troubles and bad luck, he will fight them successfully and return to all of you for sure.).”
Sengar dominated the news last week after the Supreme Court transferred the cases related to the Unnao rape case, where he’s a prime accused. This was after a truck with a blackened registration number had hit the car carrying the rape survivor and her family members. Two of victim’s aunts had died in the accident, while her own condition continues to remain critical in a hospital in Lucknow.
The top court had directed the state government to award Rs 25 lakh compensation as an interim measure to the victim’s family while also ordering the CBI to complete the investigation in the suspicious accident within a month.
Faced with public humiliation, the BJP had decided to expel Sengar from the party. But the recent public support by another BJP MLA has exposed the saffron party’s stand against the rape accused lawmaker.