Independent MP from Dausa Kirorilal Meena tried to give a political twist to the issue of alleged rape of two students of Banasthali Vidyapith by staging a dharna in front of the prestigious institution for girls’ education at Niwai in Tonk district on Sunday. His MLA wife Golma Devi and student leaders from Jaipur accompanied him in the agitation.

Mr. Meena, who was demanding a fair and transparent probe into the alleged incident, was initially denied entry into the deemed university. With Mr. Meena and his associates insisting that they wanted to meet the girls who have levelled the allegations, his supporters raised slogans against the Vidyapith management. The police force, which has cordoned off the institution for the past four days, first allowed Ms. Golma Devi and Rajasthan University Students’ Union president Rajesh Meena to go inside and speak to girls and later permitted Mr. Meena to enter the premises.