Supporters of state Congress president Ashok Tanwar led by his wife Avantika Maken Tanwar here on Sunday burnt an effigy of union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Nihal Chand Meghwal, demanding his dismissal from the union cabinet. A woman resident of a village of Dabwali in Sirsa, in an FIR, has accused Meghwal and 16 others of allegedly sexually exploiting her in 2011.
In 2012 the case was closed claiming discrepancies in evidence. In the review petition, the woman alleged that the case was closed under pressure.
Meghwal is the only representative from Rajasthan in the Narendra Modi cabinet. Recently, a Jaipur court has issued a notice to Meghwal and 16 others in the case. Avantika alleged that on one hand Modi talks of good governance, on the other hand several cabinet ministers of his government are “tainted”. “How will they provide better governance,” she asked.