Facing heat from all quarters over his son’s alleged involvement in a stalking case, Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala broke his silence, saying that the victim (Varnika Kundu) is like his daughter and there was no pressure from his side to influence the investigation.
While talking to ANI, Barala said that law must take its own course in the matter. He said BJP is a party which believes in women's rights and freedom.
On Monday, Senior BJP leader Anil Jain, in-charge of the party’s Haryana affairs, had ruled out the resignation of Barala following the arrest of his son.
“Subhash Barala has nothing to with the Vikas Barala case. The law is taking its own course. There is no reason for Subhash Barala’s resignation,” Jain had said in a statement.
Jain’s statement ruling out Barala’s resignation comes a day after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had also said that the BJP state unit chief had “nothing to do with incident”.
The opposition has been mounting pressure seeking Subhash Barala’s resignation on the issue.
“Subhash Barala has nothing to do with this incident. It is an individual happening, the accused will face action once found guilty. This is my official stand, this was my stand yesterday and today also this is my stand. After this, on this issue, no question, no answer,” Khattar had told.
Both the accused, Vikas Barala (23) and Ashish Kumar(27), were released later on bail as they were booked underbailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act, amid a major outcry.