BJP prepares a list of 38 leaders: After facing backlash from Arab countries and the statement of the UN Secretary General on Monday, the BJP has made a list of 38 party leaders who have given hate statements according to the party. The BJP has sorted out about 2700 statements of these leaders and asked them to exercise restraint and refrain from making controversial statements. Among them are the names of Union Ministers Giriraj Singh and Anant Hegde.
The BJP has identified 38 of its bigoted leaders who made statements that hurt religious sentiments, and asked 27 of these elected leaders to refrain from making such statements. The party has clearly told them not to make any statement on religious issues, but first take permission from the party on this.
It has been told that after Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar’s remarks on Prophet Mohammad, the BJP has scrutinized the statements of the party leaders of their last 8 years with the help of IT experts. In this, 5,200 statements were found to be unnecessary and the statements of 38 leaders were kept in the category of hurting religious beliefs. Among these leaders are the names of leaders like Anant Kumar Hegde, Shobha Karandlaje, Giriraj Singh, Tathagata Roy, Pratap Simha, Vinay Katiyar, Mahesh Sharma, T. Raja Singh, Vikram Singh Saini, Sakshi Maharaj, Sangeet Som.
The BJP has also asked its spokespersons not to make any statement regarding the Kanpur violence and the controversy related to Nupur Sharma. BJP has asked its spokespersons that while speaking on a sensitive matter, take special care that it does not insult any religion.
Concern has increased due to protests in Arab countries
There is a lot of anger in Arab countries about India after Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar’s controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad. Indian goods are not being bought in many countries and in many places, super stores have stopped the sale of goods made in India. In such a situation, the concerns of the Government of India have increased.
The BJP has also instructed 27 of these leaders to give restrained statements and take permission from the party before making any religious statement. However, this is not going to have much effect, because in the coming time, before the assembly and Lok Sabha elections to be held after two years, the party leaders will once again start making provocative statements. As long as communalism continues to be used for the fulfillment of political interests, statements that hurt a particular community can hardly stop.