Jharkhand BJP chief Tala Marandi’s son Munna Marandi is allegedly wed to an 11-year old minor. The wedding is said to have taken place in Godda, Jharkhand, on June 27. Incidentally, her cousin was asked to marry Munna, but she complained to the police but received no help. However, she and her family succeeded in backing out of the marriage.
Interestingly, another minor girl, days ago, accused Munna of molesting her for two years. The accusation also led to the breakup of their proposed marriage.
District Congress president Deepika Pandey Singh confirms she filed a complaint with the Jharkhand women’s commission, requesting them to intervene. Despite direction from the court, the police have not taken action against Munna or Tala Marandi. “This shows how the state government is trying to protect the BJP president,” she said. In fact, according to Singh, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das was to attend Munni’s reception, which was held on Wednesday, 29th June, but cancelled at the last minute. “There’s something really fishy,” Singh adds.
Congress is demanding the resignation of the BJP President. “These people are talking about Beti Bachao Beti Padao… I don’t how they will do justice now,” Singh says.
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