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Opposition presses for the arrest of rape accused UP MLA

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government in came under opposition fire over the rape allegations against its MLA, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, with workers protesting on the streets here demanding the arrest of the accused lawmaker while expressed apprehensions that the case might be put on the back burner after being handed over to the CBI.

In the state capital, workers belonging to the party's women and youth wings even had a scuffle with police personnel deployed in strength to prevent them from marching to the chief minister's residence.

workers raised slogans against the and demanded the arrest of Sengar, against whom an FIR was registered today.

targeted the BJP claiming that by ordering a CBI probe, instead of arresting the MLA, the issue could be "put on the back burner like the Vyapam case of Madhya Pradesh".

In a statement, also took a dig at and for observing a fast over the stalemate in Parliament, saying they should instead hold a "upvas (fast) of repentence" on the ghats of against the "misdeeds" of their party MLA.

"Modi needs to apologise to the people of the state, from where he is an MP, for the rampant 'jungleraj' because of which Sengar is not being arrested," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 16:25 IST
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