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Senior Congress Leaders who tried to save Asaram were completely nailed by The Supreme Court!! Do you know what the apex court said to these leaders?

Yesterday self-styled godman Asaram was convicted by Jodhpur court for raping a teenager in August 2013 and was sentenced to life in prison until death, the maximum punishment prescribed by the law for the offence. As soon as he was convicted by the court the Congress and its supporters jumped in and tried to politicize the whole matter.

The Congress party went to such low that the official twitter handle of Congress tweeted a video to insult PM Narendra Modi with a caption “A man is known by the company he keeps” – Aesop’s fables #AsaramVerdict”. This was an old video of PM Modi with Asaram Bapu. This video used by Congress to target PM Modi was way back before the rape case was filed against Asaram Bapu.

But this report by Economic Times has slapped the agenda of Congress party once again. According to report Self-styled godman Asaram had submitted to the court citation letters from former presidents KR Narayanan and APJ Abdul Kalam Azad, former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and Kapil Sibal, among others, to buttress his claim of having performed charitable acts over the years.

Apart from these citation letters were also filed from other Congress leaders such as Haryana Chief Minister Bansi Lal and former governor Balram Jakhar. These letters cited by Asaram praised him for working in tribal areas for the poor and stopping forced religious conversions. He accused the victim and her family of implicating him in the rape case for blackmailing him to cough up Rs 50 crore. But the court disbelieved such claims, terming them an afterthought. ‘

However, the court, which sentenced him to life imprisonment for raping a minor girl, dismissed all above citations saying Asaram had spoilt the name of saints among the people of the country. “Such citation letters show that the accused is an influential and an immensely powerful person but the crime is against the victim as well as the society, the court said in its detailed judgement.”, justifying why it gave him the maximum sentence of jail for life. The court also rejected Asaram’s plea for leniency given his age of 82 years and other claims in his defence such as that he “saw every woman as a mother or a sister” and that he lived with his son and wife.

According to Times of India Report it also came to light that senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh allotted a piece of prime land to incarcerated self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s trust for his ashram in 1998. The seven hectares of land to Asaram’s trust was allocated by violating rules. “The land worth Rs 5 crore was given on a nominal lease rent of Re 1 per annum by the then Congress Government”, said the report.

Because of this, the state exchequer had suffered a loss of Rs 5 crore, while Asaram and his son illegally made as much profit from it. There are some other Congress leaders too who were in connection with Asaram Bapu. The below picture reveals it all.

Now can Congress provide an answer to this? Why the senior leaders of the party submitted citation letters to save Asaram? What are the Connections of these leaders with Asaram? Why they always try to politicize the matter? Are their party leaders not having connections with Asaram or We can apply the same rule to Congress party and its leaders “A man is known by the company he keeps”. Congress before doing any such attempt should think it over carefully that the grave they are going to dig for PM Modi and his party, they will themselves fall into it as their history of corrupt practices and link with the culprits is not hidden from the people.

 

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