Kurien also alleged political conspiracy against him. Meanwhile BJP leaders in Delhi seemed to have changed their stand on the issue, after their Kerala counterparts said the party should not appear soft Kurein.
"New revelations every day in the Suryanelli rape case has made Kurien's position as deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha untenable. BJP, after consulting its state unit, demands that on moral grounds he should quit," party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
"We have been regularly updating the leadership about this issue. We have been consistently demanding his resignation," BJP Kerala unit chief V Muraleedharan said.
However, Congress leaders rejected the demand, saying question of morality doesn't arise when one is not convicted in a case.