According to a media report, Modi conveyed his displeasure to BJP president Rajnath Singh over party leaders giving statements in favour of Asaram Bapu. He has also asked Singh to ensure that no BJP leader is seen defending Asaram in future.

Modi also added that the law must take its course in Asaram Bapu case. Recently, BJP leaders Prabhat Jha and Uma Bharti defended Asaram Bapu saying that the allegations against the controversial godman are conspiracy of Congress.

While Jha had said that the rape charges against Asaram Bapu are a well planned Congress conspiracy, Bharti had tweeted that the godman is innocent and he is being targeted for opposing Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi.

A 16-year-old girl living in the Asaram Bapu’s Ashram had alleged that the spiritual leader raped her.

(JPN)

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