Goa Congress Leader Alleges Gang-Rape Threat by BJP Supporters

Congress leader Diya Shetkar said she had campaigned against the BJP leader in the past.

Published05 Nov 2018, 03:30 AM IST
Politics
1 min read

A member of the Goa Congress women’s wing has alleged that supporters of a BJP leader threatened her with gang-rape if she campaigned in his constituency.

Speaking to ANI, Diya Shetkar, the state secretary of Pradesh Mahila Congress, said on 4 November that supporters of Subhash Shirodkar threatened her with gang-rape if she campaigned against the BJP leader in his constituency.

“I received a call from an unknown number today who threatened me, and told me not to visit Shirodkar’s constituency and not to campaign against him. To harass a woman... Shirodkar’s supporters have stooped so low to threaten me of gangrape.”

Shetkar told IANS that she had previously campaigned against Shirodkar.

The Congress leader said she has filed a complaint with the Panaji Police and urged them to investigate the matter seriously.

In October, Shirodkar, who represented the Siroda constituency in the Goa Assembly, had stepped down as a Congress legislator to join the BJP, reported ANI.

Shirodkar has not responded to the allegations so far.

(With inputs from ANI and IANS)

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