Congress Names 2017 UP Rape Victim's Mother As Poll Candidate

Congress Names 2017 UP Rape Victim's Mother As Poll Candidate

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January 13, 2022

The Congress has named the mother of 2017 Unnao rape victim as its candidate for next month's assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi, 13 January 2022

As per news report of NDTV, the name of the mother of the 19-year-old victim was released by the party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today. Former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was convicted and jailed for life for the girl's rape. Asha Singh, the mother of the victim, has been fielded from Unnao's Bangarmau, the same seat where Sengar won as a BJP candidate in 2017, and remained the lawmaker till his conviction in the case. A bypoll on the seat was also won by the BJP. "Our list sends a new message that if you have been a victim of harassment and torture, the Congress will support you," said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who had earlier released a women-centric "Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon (I'm a girl and can fight)" campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

Source - NDTV


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