Cong's Basti candidate refuses to contest

Basti: Congress candidate from Basti Lok Sabha seat, MLA Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal, today refused to contest the election, saying he would fight the polls After a sexual harassment charge levelled against him was proved wrong.

In a letter written to party president Sonia Gandhi, Jaiswal has stated that the Congress government had done a lot for women empowerment, but unfortunately he has been accused of harassing a woman.

"I will not contest election till the charges against me are proved wrong..I have full faith in the party," Jaiswal stated.

The legislator has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman, who has filed an FIR against him at the Hazratganj police station of Lucknow.

First Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 15:05
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