Sexual assault case: BJP defends Union minister Nihalchand Meghwal
NEW DELHI: Defending
Union minister Nihalchand Meghwal who has been issued a notice by a Jaipur
court in a sexual assault case, BJP’s Rajasthan unit on Wednesday said there
was no question of his resignation as it was a conspiracy by Congress leaders.
“There is no
question of Nihalchand’s resignation as it is Congress leaders’ conspiracy,” BJP’s
state unit president Ashok Parnami said at a press conference here. He slammed
chairperson of National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma for demanding that
the Prime Minister sacks Nihalchand.
Parnami said, “The
Congress and its women workers who held a protest in Delhi on Tuesday were
doing cheap politics and maligning the image and prestige of Rajasthan after
Nihalchand became a minister at the Centre.”
After its debacle
in Assembly and Lok Sabha elections the Congress is left with no other issues,
and hence the party is raising the matter without reading its facts, as this
case had earlier been closed by police and local court (metropolitan), Parnami
He said the notice
issued by the District and Sessions Court would be examined by legal experts. Alleging
that the Congress was making baseless charges to tarnish the image of the BJP
governments at the Centre and in the state, Parnami said the Vasundhara
Raje-led government in Rajasthan was fully sensitive towards women issues and
taking all steps to contain crime against them.