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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav questions Modi's 'silence' over Prajwal Revanna's 'sex scandal'
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav questions Modi's 'silence' over Prajwal Revanna's 'sex scandal'

| @indiablooms | 30 Apr 2024, 12:37 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over an alleged sex scandal involving ex-Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda's grandson and Janata Dal Secular leader Prajwal Revanna.

Tejashwi said, "The Prime Minister is silent. He hasn't spoken a word. The allegation has been made of exploiting around 2,500 women, such a big scandal...Now that person is absconding; it is said that he has gone foreign, this shows the development model of the Prime Minister.

"Instead of taking action, they are trying to protect the accused and helping to flee the country. He (PM Modi) says 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao', what's happening now?"

The controversy erupted in Karnataka, where Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an ally of JDS, after videos showing Revanna allegedly sexually assaulting several women went viral on social media.

It went viral a day after Hassan constituency went to polls in the Lok Sabha contest.

Meanwhile, Revanna left India for Germany on Saturday morning, after the videos went viral.

The alleged scandal came to light after a woman filed a complaint against Revanna over sexual assault. She accused the JDS leader of sexually abusing her on several occasions between 2019 and 2022.

BJP clears stand

Speaking to the reporters, Union Home Minister and BJP top leader Amit Shah said, "BJP's stand is clear that it is with the country's 'Matri Shakti' and 'Nari Shakti'. Narendra Modi's commitment to the nation is the insult to 'Matri Shakti' won't be tolerated. Congress is accusing us but whose government is in place there?

"Why hasn't the Congress government acted against it? Law and order is a state issue. Priyanka-ji (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary) is questioning us! I would tell her that she should ask her own Chief Minister instead of questioning Narendra Modi and myself."

"We are in favour of investigation. JDS has also decided to take action against him. Today JDS has a core committee meeting and actions will be taken," the top BJP leader added.


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