NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the conviction of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in a 2013 rape case as the party tweeted a video clip of the two sharing a stage.
The Congress posted the clip on its Twitter handle, saying, A man is known by the company he keeps – Aesop’s fables, along with #AsaramVerdict .
Party general secretary Ashok Gehlot said time had come when people should be able to differentiate between actual saints and frauds .
A Jodhpur court today sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago, the second case of a powerful spiritual leader being convicted of a sexual offence in less than a year.
Asaram will be in prison till his natural death, the court pronounced, convicting him under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Juvenile Justice Act. It also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on him.