Vidisha: Ahead of polls, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Dr. Piyush Saxena has been booked for allegedly raping a minor. In the complaint to the police, the victim has alleged that the BJP leader sexually abused her for eight years.
A case has been filed against Dr. Saxena and the party has also suspended him. Dr. Saxena is the managing director of Shanta Smruti Fracture Hospital in Vidisha and a BJP leader in the area.
The case was registered at the Civil Lines police station in Vidisha by a 22-year-old woman who claimed that she was sexually exploited for eight years when she was a minor. Dr. Saxena was immediately removed from the primary membership of the party by BJP’s state office secretary, Satyendra Bhushan Singh.
In her police complaint, the victim has claimed that she was blackmailed with pictures and video clips to keep her quiet. She has alleged that she is being exploited since the year 2010, as per a report by Dainik Bhaskar. She further said that she used to go to him for tuition classes in class 10th when it started.
This comes after several other BJP leaders including Union Minister MJ Akbar, who was accused of sexual assault by 20 different women, while former BJP Uttarakhand general secretary, Sanjay Kumar has also been booked for sexual misconduct.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has claimed that the BJP government in MP will make the state safer for women during their tenure as young female voters have claimed that they feel unsafe in the state, as per a report by Mirror Now.