Lucknow: Around one-and-a-half-years after expelling Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has given the ticket to the wife of the former MLA for the upcoming 2021 Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Elections.On December 20, 2019, a court in Delhi had awarded life imprisonment to Kuldeep Singh Sengar (54) in the rape case of a minor girl. The Tis Hazari court had also slapped a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Sengar.Now, the BJP has made Sengar’s wife Sangeeta a candidate from Fatehpur Chaurasi in Unnao Zila Panchayat Elections. Notably, Sangeeta had won the Zila Panchayat Chairperson Election in 2016.The three-tier Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Elections will take place on April 15, 19, 26 and 29 and the counting of votes will be held on May 2.News agency IANS has mentioned party sources as saying that Sangeeta’s candidature was okayed by state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and state general secretary (organization) Sunil Bansal.Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his aides reportedly gang-raped a minor girl from his Makhi village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district in 2017. The case hogged the limelight when the victim, in an attempt to highlight the police’s inaction in the case, tried to immolate herself in front of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence in Lucknow in April 2018. Shockingly, her father died in police custody on April 9, 2018, allegedly because of a beating by Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s brother Atul Sengar in the lock-up.The court had on March 4, 2020, convicted Sengar and six others in the case of the murder of the Unnao rape survivor's father. On March 13, 2020, the seven convicts were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. "There can be no denying that rule of law was broken. Sengar was a public functionary and had to maintain the rule of law. The way the crime has been committed, it does not call for leniency," District Judge Dharmesh Sharma had said while pronouncing the judgement.