MP councillor accuses BJP leader of seeking sexual favours

Last Updated: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 20:09

Orchha: A BJP corporator from Madhya
Pradesh`s Tikamgarh town on Saturday alleged that the municipality
chairman Rakesh Giri demanded "sexual favours" from her in
return of carrying out development works in the civic ward she
represents.

The allegations left the BJP leaders red-faced as the
corporator Rani Soni barged into the joint press conference of
the state party spokesman Vijesh Lunawat and the general
secretary Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, who were addressing the
media on the outcome of the first day of the two-day sate
party executive conclave.

Orchha: A BJP corporator from Madhya
Pradesh`s Tikamgarh town on Saturday alleged that the municipality
chairman Rakesh Giri demanded "sexual favours" from her in
return of carrying out development works in the civic ward she
represents.

The allegations left the BJP leaders red-faced as the
corporator Rani Soni barged into the joint press conference of
the state party spokesman Vijesh Lunawat and the general
secretary Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, who were addressing the
media on the outcome of the first day of the two-day sate
party executive conclave.

When Soni was giving vent to her anguish, the local
party leaders tried to intervene and later managed to move her
away from the media glare even as the news channel reporters
and cameraman chased her.

However, when contacted, Giri denied the allegations,
saying they are "politically motivated".

"She (Soni) is lying and all her allegations were
politically motivated. I never asked her to visit my place,"
he said.

Interestingly, Giri had been booked last year under
section 354 (assault or use of criminal force to any woman,
intending to outrage her modesty) of IPC following a complaint
by the BJP`s Tikamgarh district Mahila Morcha president Seema
Srivastava.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 20:09

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