New Delhi: Union minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday made a provocative statement barely a month after getting bail from a Bihar court in the case of a violation of the model code of conduct for making controversial remarks against Muslims. Referring to the controversial Malayalam film Sexy Durga, the Union minister said that anyone can make a movie like that but there is no courage to make a movie on either Prophet Mohammed or Fatima.
Islam prohibits any kind of depiction of Mohammed regardless of whether the work of art projects the Prophet normally, historically, in praise or critically, in good or bad taste.
While addressing a public meeting in support of BJP candidate from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri, the minister used a phrase in Hindi against Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Singh alleged that Kejriwal was a part of the “tukde-tukde gang”. Singh accused Kejriwal of protecting the likes of Umar Khalid by not allowing the agencies to take action against the “seditious” group of students of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The BJP candidate from Begusarai said when his party comes to power in Delhi, things will improve. Kanhaiya Kumar of the CPI is contesting against Singh in Begusarai Lok Sabha seat, a contest that took place last week. Earlier, Singh had made another ‘objectionable’ comment during an election meeting in GD College on 24 April.
Singh secured bail in the case over the statement, though. In this rally, Giriraj Singh had said, “Those who cannot say Vande Mataram or cannot respect the motherland, the nation will never forgive them. My ancestors died on the Simaria Ghat and did not need a grave but you need three handspans of space.”
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