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Congress asks PM Modi to break his ‘silence’ on Revanna

BENGALURU, May 5: A day after his arrest, Karnataka JD(S) MLA H D Revanna was sent to four-day police custody on Sunday. Revanna was arrested in a kidnapping case linked to sexual abuse allegations against his son Prajwal.
Bengaluru’s 17 ACMM court sent the JD(S) leader to SIT custody till May 8.
The former minister, who is the son of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, is facing the charge of kidnapping and illegally confining a woman who is the mother of three children. The complaint was lodged by the woman’s son on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his “silence” on Karnataka’s alleged sex scandal involving JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna, and asserted that its women’s wing will keep raising its voice until he is brought back to India to face the law.
All India Mahila Congress chief Alka Lamba slammed Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani and National Women Commission Chairperson Rekha Sharma for being silent on the case.
“Today half the population of the country is demanding that Smriti Irani and Rekha Sharma break their silence,” she said at a press conference at the AICC headquarters here.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has also expressed concern over the matter and former party chief Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to the Karnataka chief minister, asking for strict action, Lamba said.
“Prime Minister, break your silence. Until PM Modi brings Prajwal Revanna from Germany and hands him over to the Karnataka government, Mahila Congress will raise its voice from every corner of the country. Not only us, half the population of the country (women) will ask you questions,” she said.
“Mahila Congress will ‘gherao’ PM Modi everywhere, because we are not afraid of your power and police machinery,” she said.
Lamba said a BJP leader had written a letter to the Karnataka BJP state president informing him about Prajwal Ravanna’s involvement in the “mass rape case.” The BJP already knew about thousands of his “obscene” videos, she claimed.
“Yet PM Modi asks for votes for Prajwal Revanna and Prajwal and his father are seen standing with HD Revanna,” she said and played out the video of Modi campaigning for them.
“All this shows that PM Modi is defending Prajwal Revanna,” she alleged.
She said that a delegation of Mahila Congress had met the NCW on April 30 over the case and sought action.
“Today is May 5, but no response has come from the National Commission for Women,” she said.
My arrest a political conspiracy, claims HD Revanna
Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna on Sunday called his arrest over the allegations of abducting a woman, whom Revanna’s son is alleged to have sexually abused, an outcome of a political conspiracy.
Revanna claimed there is no evidence of his involvement in the case based on the complaint against him registered on May 2.
“There are no evidences pertaining to the May 2 complaint. It’s a big political conspiracy… A conspiracy was hatched against me,” Revanna told reporters at the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, where he was taken for a medical checkup before being produced in court.
Revanna was brought to the court by the members of a Special Investigation Team. The SIT is investigating sexual abuse allegations involving his son and Hassan JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, after a huge cache of explicit videos allegedly involving Prajwal sexually abusing several women surfaced in the public domain and were widely shared. (PTI)

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