A woman was allegedly thrashed by Congress workers in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria after she opposed the decision to give party ticket to Mukund Bhaskar Mani Tripathi from Deoria Assembly seat for the upcoming byboll.
Tara Yadav, who identified herself as a Congress worker, said she was thrashed by party workers when she questioned the decision to give a ticket to a "rapist."
"I was thrashed by party workers when I questioned the party's decision to give a ticket to a rapist, Mukund Bhaskar for upcoming by-polls. Now, I'm waiting for Priyanka Gandhi ji to take action," she said.
"On one hand, our party leaders are fighting for justice for Hathras case victim, and on the other hand, party ticket is being given to a rapist. It is a wrong decision. It will malign the image of our party," Yadav added.
The incident took place on Friday during an event in Deoria.
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma informed that they had taken cognisance of the matter. "We've taken cognisance of the incident wherein a woman party worker was beaten up by around 25 people. It's a serious matter as when we are saying women should join politics, political ppl behave like 'gundas' with a woman. It's time that they should be punished," she said.
After the incident, UP Congress set up a committee to inquire about the incident. The committe will submit its report within 3 days. ANI reported that two workers have been suspended from the party.
Exasperated Twitterati slammed the national party for thrashing the leader who spoke up about the decision to field a rape accused.
A Twitter user said "From the same state where @RahulGandhi & @priyankagandhi came down to just a few days back to visit #HathrasCase victim family.
But this is how men in @INCIndia treat women who have an opinion!
Who has the spine to stand up to your tyranny! #TaraYadav
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