AAP supporters at party headquarters | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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New Delhi: On Thursday, Ajay Alok of the Janata Dal (United) tweeted claiming that of the 62 MLAs elected from AAP in Delhi, 40 have been accused of rape. 

Alok, a one-time JD(U) spokesperson, claimed that “this is a new kind of politics”. 

“The people who called Delhi the rape capital of India have left the RJD behind,” he tweeted. “Lalu Prasad Yadav must be happy that someone broke his state’s record. Now, do you understand why the Nirbhaya mishap happened.” 

Alok’s tweet has been retweeted over 7,000 times and has over 21,000 likes so far. It also prompted some Twitter and Facebook users to target AAP.

https://twitter.com/nageenshekhawat/status/1227988074535309313?s=20

No stranger to controversy, Alok had grabbed headlines last year when he resigned as the JD(U) spokesperson. He maintained that he did want to cause “embarrassment” to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. On 13 June 2019 Alok shared his resignation letter on Twitter. 

 

Factcheck 

Alok’s claims are false. 

A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which analyses the criminal background, financial conditions, education, gender and other details of elected MLAs, states that there is only one AAP MLA who has declared a case related to rape (IPC Section-376). 

The report states that there are 13 AAP MLAs who have declared cases related to crimes against women but only one is a rape-accused. 

That one offender, according to the report, is Mohinder Goyal, the AAP MLA from Rithala constituency. In March 2019, a woman alleged that she had been raped by Goyal “two years ago”. 


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(In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer) 

 

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