In a dramatic late night development, rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar made a surprise appearance outside the Lucknow SSP's residence, triggering speculation that he might surrender, but left the place without handing himself over to the police.
I came here to show to the media that I am not absconding, and I am very much in Lucknow. I am here, tell me what to do, a visibly unrepentant Sengar told reporters.
He said, I am a disciplined BJP worker. I am innocent. I am being implicated.
Earlier in the day, the politician's wife demanded a narco test on the survivor and her husband to ascertain the truth.
With the BJP's central leadership taking a serious view of the matter, reports were doing the rounds that the state government might recommend a CBI probe, and the party might even expel the MLA to ensure that its image is not tarnished ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
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