Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde Denies Rape Charge, Links It To Relationship

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Maharashtra Minister Denies Rape Charge, Links It To 'Relationship'

Dhananjay Munde, 45, stated that he had been in a relationship with the girl’s sister since 2003

Highlights

  • Dhananjay Munde stated he’s in a relationship with the girl’s sister
  • Opposition BJP has referred to as for Mr Munde’s resignation
  • He’s the state minister for social justice

Mumbai:

Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde has denied allegations of rape by a girl, claiming he has been in a relationship together with her sister for years. The allegations have landed him in an argument with the opposition BJP calling for his resignation.

An FIR or First Info Report has but to be filed on the girl’s grievance.

In a Fb submit, Dhananjay Munde, the state minister for social justice, stated he was being blackmailed by the rape accuser and her sister. He stated that he had additionally filed a grievance with the police in November.

Mr Munde, 45, stated that he had been in a relationship with the girl’s sister since 2003 and has two kids together with her. The connection was additionally accepted by his household, the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) chief stated. “This matter was recognized to my household, spouse and associates. On this mutual relationship, we had been blessed with a son and a daughter. My household, spouse and my kids have additionally taken these youngsters as household and authorized,” he wrote, including, “This complete case has been created for blackmailing, false and defamation, so please do not imagine such costs (sic)”.

After the minister’s Fb admission of his relationship with the girl, the BJP’s ladies’s wing wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and demanded his sacking.

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The 37-year-old girl, an aspiring singer, stated she wrote to the Mumbai police commissioner on January 10, alleging that Mr Munde had repeatedly raped her in 2006. In a tweet tagging high NCP leaders together with Sharad Pawar, she claimed that she had approached the police earlier however her grievance was not accepted. She additionally requested assist from former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, alleging that her life was underneath menace.

Mr Munde stated the girl’s allegations had been a part of a conspiracy in opposition to him. The alleged blackmail, he claimed, began in 2019 and he had since not simply gone to the police however had additionally requested the Bombay Excessive Court docket to placed on maintain any defamatory content material in opposition to him.

Senior Maharashtra BJP chief Kirit Somaiya stated Mr Munde “should keep out from Maharashtra Cupboard until He will get Clear (sic)”.

Mr Munde is the nephew of senior BJP chief and former union minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a highway accident in 2014. He stop the BJP in 2013 and joined the NCP over an intense rivalry with cousin Pankaja Munde, Gopinath Munde’s daughter.

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