BJP sacks Uttarakhand party unit general secretary Sanjay Kumar over sexual harassment allegations

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday removed its Uttarakhand organisation general secretary Sanjay Kumar from his post after a woman party worker accuses him of sexual harassment.

Asian News International November 04, 2018 15:51:42 IST
BJP sacks Uttarakhand party unit general secretary Sanjay Kumar over sexual harassment allegations

Dehradun: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday removed its Uttarakhand organisation general secretary Sanjay Kumar from his post after a woman party worker accuses him of sexual harassment.

BJP sacks Uttarakhand party unit general secretary Sanjay Kumar over sexual harassment allegations

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Once a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) campaigner, Kumar was holding the responsibility of the organisation for the last seven years. The victim has alleged that Kumar assaulted her at the party's headquarters in Balbir road, sent derogatory messages and also duped her in the pretext of providing a job. The issues came to the fore when the victim lodged a complaint before the party members.

Soon after the #MeToo campaign raged in India, many women from all walks of life have opened up about the sexual harassment they faced in the past. Many women have levelled allegations against those who have allegedly sexually assaulted them.

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