Babulal Marandi under fire from Jharkhand Mukti Morcha over aide’s ‘sex assault’ case | Ranchi News

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RANCHI: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) continued its attacks on Babulal Marandi for the second day in a row over the implication of his advisor Sunil Tiwari in a sexual harassment case and also put BJP in the docks for siding with a man who has been accused of a crime against a woman.
“While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has coined a slogan ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, the members of his party here in Jharkhand are owning a man, accused of sexually harassing a tribal woman, as one of their own. On behalf of our party, we ask BJP to come clean on its stand against such incidents. Does the party on a whole condemn crimes against women or does it not?” questioned JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya on Thursday.
Marandi, the BJP’s legislative party leader and the first CM of Jharkhand, had addressed reporters at BJP office on Wednesday and claimed that the incumbent mahagathbandhan government had implicated Tiwari, his political advisor, in a sexual harassment case after he became the intervenor in a sexual harassment case against incumbent CM Hemant Soren.
Bhattacharya urged Marandi to make public his international travel details in recent months. “JMM urges Marandi to make public his international travel details and his co-passenger details. It will become clear that Tiwari is very close to Marandi. Marandi, on the other hand, is in know of everything which happened with the complainant. Instead of misleading the public, Marandi must cooperate with the police officers who are investigating the case and provide them with necessary information,” Bhattacharya said.
JMM questioned Tiwari’s position within the BJP rank and file again on Thursday. “What position does he hold within the BJP and what is Tiwari’s membership number? The party must make it public,” Bhattacharya added.

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