Gehlot hopes rape charges on its leaders won't dent Congress image

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Jaipur, Sept 24: Chief Minister of poll-bound Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Tuesday expressed hope that recent rape charges on two Congress leaders will not have any negative impact on the party as these are personal allegations.

Congress is Rajasthan is finding itself in a tight spot after recent rape allegations on its two leaders, including a former minister who had to resign due to the charges.

"These are personal allegations and will not cast any impact on the party. The (Rajasthan) government has taken several decisions which are being appreciated by the 'aam aadmi' (common man)," Gehlot said during a visit to Kota.

Congress is Rajasthan is finding itself in a tight spot after rape allegations.

While former minister Babu Lal Nagar is accused of raping a woman at his official bunglow on September 11 on the pretext of giving her a job, Congress MLA Udai Lal Anjana has been booked for allegedly sexually exploiting a nearly 50-year-old woman since 1984 on the pretext of marriage.

Nagar had to resign as a state minister last week and the state government has recommended a CBI inquiry into the matter. Gehlot said that his government has taken various welfare decisions, launched flagship schemes and programmes and ensured that communal harmony is maintained in the state.


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