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Unnao rape accused shares ad space with PM Modi

Rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar may have been expelled from the BJP but he found a prominent place along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an advertisement by a party leader on the occasion of Independence Day.

In the advertisement that appeared in the local edition of a leading daily, Ungu Nagar Panchayat chairman Anuj Kumar Dixit used the picture of the Bangarmau legislator and his wife Sangeeta Singh Sengar, who is the chairman of the zila panchayat.

The advertisement also has pictures of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, State BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit.

Mr. Dixit, when approached by the media, defended himself for using Mr. Sengar’s picture. He said, “It is there as he is the MLA of our area.”

The BJP has distanced itself from the controversy.

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Printable version | Feb 20, 2020 10:00:34 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/unnao-rape-accused-shares-ad-space-with-pm-modi/article29109642.ece

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