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"The party doesn't support their participation in the rally", Lekhi said.

When the country is aghast at the rape of the eight-year old, some politicians are out giving insensitive statements on the rape case.

"This proves what kind of dirty politics is being played in Jammu and Kashmir", she said.

The BJP president is on a two-day visit to Karnataka. 'The media was only talking about Kathua and Unnao incidents, ' she stated. "As a woman, I believe and request there should be no victim-shaming". Other speakers alleged that most incidents of atrocities on Dalits had taken place during Congress rule. As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it. We have to ensure that situation is not worsened, ' she reiterated.

A Special Investigation Team was constituted. On June 22, a case was registered before magistrate against kidnappers but name of the BJP MLA was not given'.

Facing flak over the delay in taking action against his MLA in the almost year-old rape case, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government will not deviate from its zero-tolerance policy on crime and that it would firmly deal with criminals, no matter how influential they might be.

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Faced with the embarrassment of its own MLA being involved in the case, the state government had referred the matter to the Centre yesterday for CBI probe - a day before Allahabad High Court was to pronounce its order. "And when the jail authorities sent him for a medical check-up, the CMO gave a wrong report that he was fit to be kept in jail", she said.

SP Kunwar Bahadur Singh has also been suspended, she said.

This came as an embarrassment for the BJP as the party had three days back condemned the Congress when some of its leaders were seen eating at a restaurant prior to a fast on Monday.

Chaudhary Lal Singh, minister for forest, and Chander Prakash Ganga, minister for commerce and industries, attended an event organised by Hindu Ekta Manch, an outfit that has been protesting against the arrests in the case. They had threatened a serious consequences and publcluy talked about jungle Raj opf the Kashmir police.

"But a new twist came in June end and July previous year, when the rape victim wrote to the Chief Minister and Prime Minister alleging she was raped by the MLA", she said.

Party and government on Friday joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi in breaking their deafening silence on the Unnao and Kathua gang rapes, which have provoked nationwide outrage and a candlelight vigil at India Gate.

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