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UP CM must be sacked for 'shielding' rape accused: Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Saturday demanded that be sacked for "utterly failing in his constitutional duties as CM" and for "safeguarding the interests of Unnao rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar".

"BJP leaders have mastered the art of extending state protection to rapists, shaming the victim and her family, defending the accused and crying conspiracy, blatant cover-ups, absolute whataboutery and superficial damage Control, and the has perfected this art to the hilt," Randeep said in a statement.

"'Jungle raaj' and 'gunda raaj' actively aided and abetted by has become a pain for the people of the state and has conclusively exposed BJP's slogan of 'Beti Bachao'," he added.

Citing a recent high court order, said: "In a damning rebuke to the BJP's claims, the has unravelled the real truth of the Unnao rape case."

He said the high court was taken aback by the insensitive stand and callous attitude of the Advocate General, who represented the in court and received his brief from the highest levels.

"(anti-woman) Adityanath has not only utterly failed in his constitutional duties as the and abused the oath of office but also played an important protagonist in safeguarding the interests of the rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar," he added.

Pointing out that the BJP rule in the state had become "Ravana Rajya" for women, Dalits and farmers, the party said there was a 33 per cent increase in crime against women in -- from 33,728 cases in 2016-17 to 44,936 in 2017-18.

"The real culprit of Unnao's victim, who was raped reportedly in June 2017, and who pleaded at the doorstep of the BJP CM even attempting self-immolation is no one but the and he should immediately be sacked," said



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:58 IST