Congress accuses BJP IT cell chief of sexual abuse; Malviya files defamation complaint

Head of the BJP IT cell, Amit Malviya (File photo)

Congress leader Supriya Shrinate on Monday accused BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya of sexual assault on women and demanded the saffron party to sack the chief.

Addressing a press conference, she said, “An RSS member, Santanu Sinha, linked to BJP leader Rahul Sinha, said that BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya indulged in harmful activities. He indulged in sexual exploitation of women, not only in 5-star hotels but also in BJP offices in West Bengal.

“The reality is that less than 24 hours after the inauguration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, serious accusations of sexual exploitation were leveled against a very prominent BJP official, the head of its IT cell,” she said. declared, calling for the BJP. to immediately remove Malviya from her post.

Meanwhile, Malviya has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against RSS member Santanu Sinha over the accusations leveled against the former.

“The nature of the allegation is extremely offensive in that they falsely allege sexual misconduct allegedly committed by my client. This seriously undermines the dignity and reputation of my client who, due to his professional profile, is a public figure,” said his lawyer.

The notice asked Sinha to delete the social media post in which he made the allegations.

Many opposition parties have demanded that Malviya, head of the BJP’s IT cell and co-in-charge of the party’s West Bengal state unit, be removed from his post.

Congress also demanded an “independent investigation” into the matter. He further accuses Modi of providing “political favoritism to perpetrators of crimes”.

“If you remember the IIT-BHU gang rape, the three people involved – Saksham Patel, Kunal Pander and Anand Chauhan – are all extremely close to senior BJP leaders, including Modi,” Shrinate said.

She also urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) to intervene, saying: “We hope that the new Minister of Women and Child Development will not remain a mute spectator to the plight of women. We hope that NCW will find its voice, conscience and morality and take full cognizance of this issue.