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Allegations against Asaram a 'Cong conspiracy': BJP

PTI  Bhind (MP), August 23, 2013
First Published: 19:19 IST(23/8/2013) | Last Updated: 11:19 IST(24/8/2013)

After BJP leader Uma Bharti, BJP vice president Prabhat Jha also defended Asaram Bapu in Bhind on Friday, terming rape charges against him as a "Congress conspiracy".

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"Rape charges against Asaram Bapu is a well planned Congress conspiracy," Jha told reporters on Friday.

He said that as polls approach, Congress party gets upset and indulges in all sorts of political conspiracies against its opponents.

Asaram Bapu has a large number of followers and these kind of allegations have hurt them deeply.

Answering a question about Union minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia, he said that he is confined to a particular region of Madhya Pradesh only and is not considered as a mass leader.

Scindia never participated in any people's movement not he had he ever gone to jail for taking part in any such event.

He challenged Scindia to prove himself by contesting polls from any other seat other than Guna and Gwalior.

Jha said that the ongoing Janashirwad Yatra of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has turned into a people's movement and has left behind even senior BJP leader LK Advani's 'rath yatra'.

The BJP leader compared its popularity with famous television serials like Mahabharat and Ramayana.


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