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Cong fielded candidate in Amethi to ensure my husband's

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi (UP) 

Former minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati's wife Maharaji Devi today alleged that the had fielded a candidate from Amethi only to ensure her husband's defeat in the Assembly polls held in the state earlier this year.

The had contested the polls in alliance with the Samajwadi Party, which had fielded Prajapati from Amethi.

"The is a cheat and (Congress vice president and Amethi MP) had played a foul game with the emotions of the people of Amethi," she told reporters here.

She also alleged that Rahul Gandhi's thinking was "anti- people".

Prajapati had lost to the candidate in the

Maharaji also claimed that her husband, an accused in a gang-rape case, was innocent and that he had been made a "scapegoat".

"At a proper time, the names of those, who made my husband a scapegoat, will be disclosed," she said.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 01:07 IST