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UP govt arrested Chinmayanand only after rape survivor threatened self immolation: Priyanka

New Delhi, Sep 20 (GCCurrentAffairs) Continuing her attack against Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the delay in the arrest of BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said the government had acted only after the rape survivor threatened self immolation.

“The BJP government is so thick skinned that they did not take any action till the rape victim said that she will commit suicide”, Ms Vadra tweeted in Hindi.

“It is the power of people’s anger and journalism that the SIT had to arrest BJP leader Chinmayanand”, the Congress leader said and added that ”public have ensured that ‘Beti Bachao’ does not remain only a slogan but becomes a reality on the ground”.

Earlier in the day, the Special Investigation Team arrested Mr Chinmayanand from his residence in Shahjahanpur over the rape allegation by a law student, who studied at one of his colleges.

On Thursday, the girl had threatened to immolate herself, if the BJP leader was not arrested.

Several opposition parties, including the Congress, had demanded Chinmayanand’s arrest after the girl accused him of rape.

The Congress leader had earlier alleged that due to the negligence of police and government, the Unnao victim had to face difficulties and the same was happening in the Shahjahanpur case.

Via UNI-India

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