U.P. panchayat elections | BJP cancels nomination of Kuldeep Singh Sengar's wife

Kuldeep Sengar was awarded life sentence by a Delhi court on December 20, 2019 for raping a 17-year-old girl in Unnao

April 11, 2021 04:30 pm | Updated April 12, 2021 12:39 am IST - Lucknow

File photo of Unnao rape case convict Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

File photo of Unnao rape case convict Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

The BJP on Sunday said it had cancelled the nomination of Sangeeta Sengar, wife of expelled MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who was convicted of rape in 2019, as its candidate in panchayat elections.

The step came after Ms. Sengar’s nomination drew criticism on social media.

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh said Ms. Sengar’s nomination from Unnao stood cancelled. “She won’t be the BJP candidate,” he told a television channel.

A Delhi court had, in 2019, sentenced Sengar to life imprisonment for the rape of a minor girl in Unnao in 2017.

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