Adding another embarrassing episode to BJP’s list of embarrassment is party MP Satyapal Singh who has tagged the horrific Dadri lynching case as a ‘small incident’.
The former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Satyapal Singh said, “India has been successful in handling ‘small’ incidents like Dadri to other internal security issues.”
The Opposition has strongly reacted to Singh’s remarks and has claimed that the statement exhibits the strategy of the BJP.
“I am sad to hear the comments from Singh. It simply reflects of what the BJP is trying to do and this is all in accordance with their strategy,” said Ajoy Kumar of Congress.
This is not the first time that a BJP leader has come out in public and made an insensitive remark on the incident. Earlier, BJP leader Sangeet Som had sparked a controversy after he promised that he would help all the accused in getting bail and that is was not correct to frame innocent people.
The key accused in the Dadri case, Vishal Rana, is the son of BJP leader Sanjay Rana, and the remaining accused are also reported to be in connection with the party.
Recently, the BJP has taken note of the provocative comments made by its party leaders in the gruesome murder incident and has asked them to refrain from such remarks, sources informed.
The victim of the lynching incident, 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was killed over rumours that his family had killed a cow and there was beef stored in their home in the Bisada village of Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. Akhlaq and his 22-year-old son Danish were dragged out of their house by a mob and badly beaten.
Akhlaq succumbed to his injuries and died while Danish is still being treated at a local hospital and has undergone two brain surgeries.
First Published | 13 October 2015 4:04 PM