The Congress on Thursday cornered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over reports that the son of Jharkhand BJP chief Tala Marandi has married a minor girl.
“On one side, the BJP and the Prime Minister chant the slogan of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and on the other side, the son of their party president in Jharkhand is married to a girl who is minor,” Congress leader Shobha Oza said.
“There is another instance where an underage girl has accused that the son of the BJP’s Jharkhand president sexually exploited her for two years. All these instances show that how girls and women are treated in the houses of the BJP ministers. Investigation should take place in this incident. I would like to request the National Women Commission (NCW) to take cognizance of this matter. Guilty should be punished in this case,” she added.
According to reports, the marriage with the minor reportedly took place on June 27, in Godda region of Jharkhand and the reception was held on June 29.
Regarding the claims of sexual abuse, it is reported that the minor girl had submitted an application before the State Commission for Women against the accused for sexually abusing her for two years with the promise of marriage.