Cong Leader's Sex-for-job Talk Goes Viral

SRINAGAR: A taped telephonic conversation, in which a senior Congress leader from north Kashmir allegedly sought sexual favours from a woman in exchange for a job, has gone viral on social media.

The conversation clips of the influential leader have surfaced at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is bracing for five-phase polling. The audio clips are being circulated on WhatsApp and other social medial platforms.

In the two part conversation clips of eight minutes duration, the girl reminds him of the promise of job to which he says he would fulfil everything but before she comes to him... "You did not adjust me," the girls says in Kashmiri. "I will do everything after you come to me," the leader responds.

The conversation mostly revolves around the sex which the leader is insisting with the girl. Even he is asking her to take an oath that she loves him. The girl also tells the leader that she is hearing such things for the first time and that is why she is feeling a bit shy.

The taped conversation of one of the leaders has come at a worse time when Congress is battling hard to gain some foothold in the restive state following the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha elections. Congress lost all the three Lok Sabha seats –two in Jammu and one in Ladakh – to BJP in the 2014 polls.

Congress however, has reacted guardedly to the purported conversation saying they would act only against the leader when the allegation is proved.

Reacting to the conversation between the accused Congress leader and the woman, Congress J&K vice president GN Monga said that there was no proof of the audio clip's authenticity. He went on to say that the party will take action against the leader if his involvement is proven prior investigation.

"What is the proof? Is there any FIR against the gentlemen [sic]? That means there is no proof... It is like you have talked on telephone, whether good or bad, but it would not be you but some body else and blame will be on you," said Monga.

On being asked whether he means to say the leader has not talked on phone, Monga said, "He can't say. It should be properly investigated and things should come to light. In case it is proved we will take action against him."

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