BENGALURU: AICC general secretary and state in-charge K C Venugopal has defended himself against the charges of sexual assault saying he would retire from public service, if any of the charges could be proved.
He was speaking at the launch of KSRTC luxury bus services from Bengaluru to Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Sriharikota, in the city on Saturday. “I have been in politics for 40 years and there is not a single black mark against me. The Opposition has been making such allegations against me for a long time now. It reached a peak when I contested elections.
The case has been filed against me by a woman who herself has 36 cases filed against her. I have also filed a defamation case in Ernakulam court. Let them prove I am guilty and I will retire from public life,” he said.
BJP steps up attack
The decision of the LDF government in Kerala to hold a vigilance probe into the scam and register a complaint based on a letter written by the chief accused Sarita Nair has left Congress scrambling as her letter implicates senior Congress leaders, including Venugopal.
Seizing the opportunity, BJP has been on an overdrive holding protests and the women’s wing led by the vocal MP of Udupi Shobha Karandlaje demanding that the ‘molester’ be sent out of the state.