Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Khadi and Dairy Babulal Nagar, who is accused of raping a 35-year-old woman at his residence in Jaipur.
“Chief Minister Gehlot has accepted the resignation of Nagar who quit his post yesterday, and has forwarded it to Governor Margret Alva”, Press Advisor in CMO Mohd Yasin told PTI.
Mr. Nagar has been booked for allegedly raping, threatening and beating up the woman on September 11, after calling her to his official bungalow in Civil Lines on the pretext of giving her a job.
The 53-year-old Minister of State for Dairy and Khadi had on Thursday tendered his resignation.
BJP demands Gehlot resignation
Attacking the State government over the rape charge against Minister Babulal Nagar, the BJP on Friday demanded that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot should immediately resign, saying his Ministers have often faced “serious charges.”
“This is a government of rapists and its Ministers have often faced serious charges. If the Chief Minister has any shame left, he should resign immediately,” State BJP chief Vasundhara Raje said in a statement released late on Thursday night.
“The State’s image is being tarnished and adversely affected by such rape cases in which government’s ministers and other elected representatives are blamed openly,” she said.
The 53-year-old Minister of State for Dairy and Khadi, booked for allegedly raping a 35-year-old woman at his residence in Jaipur, resigned on Thursday. His resignation was accepted today by Mr. Gehlot.
Ms. Raje claimed that nine Ministers of the Gehlot Cabinet had faced different allegations and resigned during his tenure.