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Kamal Nath Appeals to Unnao Rape Survivor, Her Mother to Settle Down in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in a Twitter post said that the state government would take care of the family's and the rape survivor's treatment, education and other necessities and won’t let the family be hassled by any means.


Updated:August 2, 2019, 4:45 PM IST
Kamal Nath Appeals to Unnao Rape Survivor, Her Mother to Settle Down in Madhya Pradesh
File photo of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath.

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has offered a helping hand to the Unnao rape survivor and her mother, asking the distressed duo to settle down in the state.

Taking to Twitter to laud the Supreme Court’s verdict in the cases related to the rape, Nath said, "I appeal to the mother-daughter duo, who have decided to leave Uttar Pradesh, believing to be unsafe, to come to settle down in Madhya Pradesh. My government would offer complete security to your family," said Nath, in an apparent dig at the Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP.

Nath in his post said his government would take care of the expenses related to the treatment, education, and other necessities for the family and the rape survivor.

"Once the cases (pertaining to the family) are transferred to Delhi, we would make adequate travel arrangements for the family. We would take care of her as if she was a daughter of our state,” Nath the family from Unnao whose teenage daughter was allegedly raped by former BJP MLA Kuldip Sengar. After much controversy and public outrage, the lawmaker was on Thursday expelled from the party.

The Supreme Court on Thursday had ordered Rs 25 lakh compensation to the survivor and ordered that the trial of all cases be shifted to Delhi.

Reacting to Nath’s tweet, BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal claimed that the chief minister's initiative for the Unnao rape survivor is laudable, but also taunted him for tweeting instead of contacting that family.

“He should also pay attention to atrocities meted out to girls in Madhya Pradesh,” Agrawal said, adding, "Whoever is guilty should be punished irrespective of the fact the person hails from MP, UP or anywhere else."

Hitting back, Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta said that in the last two years, the UP government had felt helpless as the "mighty" MLA continued to inflict atrocities on victims. Denying that Nath was trying to politicise the issue, Gupta added that he had raised the issue in a humane and sensitive way.

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