The allegations of rape against Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of Congress has now taken a twist with Kishor Samrite alleging that the Samajwadi Party is behind the entire drama. Samrite, a former MLA of the party stated before the Supreme Court that the chieftains of his party had forced him to file a PIL accusing Rahul Gandhi of abduction and rape of an Amethi girl. The former MLA had filed a PIL in the Allahabad high court in 2010.
Samrite struck back on the Samajwadi honchos when they filed an affidavit against him terming him to be unfit on the mental plane. He said he was shocked to read the state’s stand that “the petitioner is mentally imbalanced”
“When the petitioner was called by senior leaders of the present ruling party to file the writ petition, petitioner bona fide filed the writ petition. The state, in the changed political equation, is wanting to disown its actions and wash its hands and making a scapegoat of the petitioner,” said Samrite. He also added that he had, from the beginning, insisted on an inquiry into the alleged incident and not a probe into the Amethi MP.
Samrite, who was elected from Madhya Pradesh, on a Samajwadi Party ticket from Lanji constituency in Balaghat district, narrated the sequence of events that led to the filing of the PIL against Rahul Gandhi in 2010. He stated that he was summoned to Delhi in 2010 “to meet the other senior leaders, who were in Delhi as the Parliament was in session, where he was apprised about the facts of the serious incident that had been reported from a village in UP and in view of the fact that he had taken up several public causes in the past he was requested to file a writ petition in the nature of PIL in the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow Bench. Thus, the writ petition came to be filed and notice was issued on it.”
Following the HC order, he filed an appeal against the same in the Supreme Court on 7 March, 2011. He was then interrogated by the CBI, where he narrated the sequence of events which led to the filing of PIL in HC. “The same should form a part of the status report which the CBI desired to submit before the Supreme Court,” he said.
The Allahabad High Court had dismissed the PIL and imposed a fine of Rs 50 lakh on Kishor Samrite. A CBI probe was also directed against him. But the apex court stayed the HC order, issuing notices to the UP Government and Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi, on his part stated before the Supreme Court that the allegations levelled against him were “false, malicious and baseless”.
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