LUCKNOW: Two days after being expelled from his party for his alleged involvement in the Unnao rape case, Bangarmau MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar found support from BJP’s Bilgram-Mallanwan MLA Ashish Singh, who said Sengar was passing through “difficult times” and needed good wishes to come out of the crisis. The party disowned his comment.
“Kathinaiyon ke daur se guzar rahe hum sab ke bhai aadarniya Kuldeep Singh Sengar-ji kinhi karanon se hum sabke beech yahan nahi hain. Samay ka kaal-chakra kahaan jayega, phir bhi hum sabki shubhkamnayein unke saath hain. (Our respected brother Sengar is passing through difficult times and is not with us here. But our best wishes are with him),” Singh said.
MLA hopes Sengar represents people ‘again soon’, BJP calls it his ‘personal opinion’ Bilgram-Mallanwan MLA Ashish Singh sympathised with rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar while addressing a gathering at the swearing ceremony of Ganj Moradabad nagar panchayat chairman and members in Unnao on Friday.
A video of Singh’s address has gone viral on social media. Singh, in the video, hoped Sengar represents the people “again soon”. The state BJP unit was quick to distance itself from his comments. “It must be his personal opinion about Sengar, who has already been sacked by party’s central leadership,” said Harish Chandra Srivastava, UP BJP spokesperson.
Party sources said Singh may have made the comment since he was speaking in Unnao, where Sengar and his family wield considerable political influence. Singh could not be reached as his phone was switched off.
Source: Times of India