SPOILER: If we won, will allow child marriages, says BJP candidate

Her remark has also sparked controversy. Chauhan has also been served a notice over her statement in support of child marriage and for violation of model code of conduct.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 2 Dec 2018 11:25 AM GMT

If we won, will allow child marriages: BJP candidate
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Jaipur: Political parties are leaving no stone unturned to win the upcoming assembly elections 2019.

In India, where child marriages have been declined within last ten years, a Bharatiya Janata party candidate in Rajasthan has promised that there won't be any police intervention in such practices if she is voted to power.

The promise was made by Shobha Chouhan, a BJP candidate from the Sojat assembly seat.

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While addressing the gathering at a Sneh Sammelan at the Pipalia Kala region in Sojat, Chauhan made the promise.

Her video also went viral. She was heard saying, “We have ‘satta’ [power] and ‘sangathan’ [state government] at our disposal. We won’t let the police intervene in child marriages."

Her remark has also sparked controversy. Chauhan has also been served a notice over her statement in support of child marriage and for violation of model code of conduct.

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Shobha is a wife of IAS officer Rajesh Chauhan and is contesting for the second time.

Ayub Khan, returning officer said, "We have issued a notice to her and sought an explanation. We have got the video which has gone viral. She has been given two days’ time to respond."

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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