New Delhi, Jul 30 : Lashing out at BJP for giving 'protection of political power' to Kuldeep Sengar, the BJP MLA, who is accused of raping a girl in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "divest this criminal (Sengar) and his brother of the political power your party is giving them", two days after the girl's car collided with a truck, in which she was critically injured and two of her aunts were killed.
"For God’s sake, Mr. Prime Minister, divest this criminal and his brother of the political power your party is giving them. Its still not too late", Ms Priyanka tweeted.
On Sunday the Congress general secretary had alleged that the BJP is protecting the MLA and demanded to sack him from the party.
"What is the BJP waiting for? Why has this man not been expelled from their party even when his name is in the latest FIR in the Unnao rape case," she had tweeted.
The girl, who accused Sengar of raping her two years ago, was critically injured and two of her family members were killed on Sunday near Raebareli after a truck collided with their car.
"Why do we give people like Kuldeep Sengar the strength and protection of political power and abandon their victims to battle for their lives alone," Ms Priyanka charged.
Uttar Pradesh police on Monday filed an FIR against Sengar, his brother and eight others in connection with Unnao rape case survivor's accident.
Referring to this, the Congress leader further said that "this FIR clearly states that the family was threatened and apprehensive. It even mentions the possibility of a planned accident".
The family had alleged that the accident was staged by Sengar as the number plate of the truck which collided with the car had been blackened.
According to the FIR, Sengar and his men continuously threatened the family after Allahabad High Court rejected the bail application of a co-accused in the rape case.
The FIR also stated that the police personnel in-charge of the protection of the rape survivor had informed Sengar of her movements, and the police did not accompany her the day they met with the car crash.(UNI)