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Sonia, Rahul behind the conspiracy: Asaram Bapu

Bhopal, Aug 29, 2013 (IANS)
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu interacts with media at his ashram in Indore on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu Thursday said the sexual assault charge against him was politically motivated.

"I am not against any political party but people are telling me that 'madam' and her son are behind the conspiracy," said Asaram Bapu, referring to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, the party vice president.

"I am not personally blaming anyone. I am telling you what I have heard because you (media) have been compelling me to speak on the issue," he added.


Some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including Uma Bharti, have come out in support of the seer, alleging that he was being targeted for his anti-Congress views.

Asked whether he was being supported by the BJP, the seer snapped at the media persons.

"No party is defending me. This is wrong. You are trying to harass me," said a livid Asaram Bapu.

A 16-year-old girl had last week alleged that Asaram Bapu had raped her during one of her stays at the seer's ashram.

A case has been filed by Rajasthan Police and Asaram Bapu has been served summons to present himself Aug 30. However, citing prior engagements, Asaram Bapu has sought more time to appear before police.

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