BJP Vice President in Gujarat accused of rape, resigns from post
The Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat and former MLA Jayanti Bhanushali has resigned from his post after being accused of rape.
Bhanushali has been accused of rape at multiple occasions by a 21-year-old woman.
The woman claims that he had abused her sexually several times on the pretext of getting her admission into a fashion designing college.
She had been raped by Bhanushali since last November and the act was also recorded by an assistant of Bhanushali with the intent of blackmail.
Bhanushali submitted his resignation letter to the Gujarat BJP president, Jitu Vaghani. The resignation was accepted and it mentioned that the rape charge is a conspiracy to malign his image.
Bhanushali is 53-year-old and is a BJP leader from Kutch district.