Maharashtra Social and Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde has refuted a rape allegation levelled by a 38-year-old woman but said that he had been in a relationship with her since 2003. The NCP leader has claimed that the woman and her sister were trying to blackmail him and extort money from him. He said that he had also filed a complaint with the police in November 2020. Dhananjay Munde said that he had been in a relationship with the woman since 2003 and has two children with her. The minister said that their relationship was also accepted by his family. The woman has alleged that Dhananjay Munde had raped her by giving an assurance of marrying her and also promised to help her get work as a singer in Bollywood. The BJP has demanded Munde's removal from the govt after the woman's allegations.