Meet BJP MLA O P Sharma: Goli maar deta agar bandook hoti

That was Om Prakash Sharma, BJP MLA from Vishwas Nagar in Delhi, when he was asked why he had assaulted a CPI leader at the Patiala House Courts complex Monday afternoon.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2016 1:01 pm
o p sharma, BJP op sharma, Delhi op sharma, JNU, JNU protest, JNU court protest, op sharma assault, BJP mla assault, delhi news, india news BJP MLA OP Sharma thrashing one of the JNU students who were protesting against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar during a clash between the advocates and the students outside the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI)

“Mein goli bhi maar deta agar bandook hoti. Koi hamari Ma ko gaali dega to kya usey maaroge nahin (I would have opened fire if I had a gun. If someone abuses our mother, won’t I beat him up).”

That was Om Prakash Sharma, BJP MLA from Vishwas Nagar in Delhi, when he was asked why he had assaulted a CPI leader at the Patiala House Courts complex Monday afternoon.

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Sharma, who flaunts his proximity to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, made his debut in politics in 2008 when he unsuccessfully contested the assembly elections in Delhi.

Unwilling to move out of Vishwas Nagar, he contested again in 2013 and won. When elections were held again in 2015, he was the only BJP MLA to retain his seat.

BJP MLA O P Sharma’s defence after Patiala court assault: They were shouting pro-Pak slogans, I was hurt

Sharma’s father was a driver in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and he was born in the staff quarters of corporation employees at Kashmere Gate. The eldest of three sons, Sharma graduated from Satyawati College where he was college president. He also contested the Delhi University students’ union election and was an executive member of the team which Jaitley headed as president.

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He once worked as an employee of the municipal corporation. After his father died, he became an inspector in the house tax department. He quit the job within a year and started taking care of sweets shops his family owns. One of these shops was “raided” by AAP MLA Alka Lamba last year, leading to acrimonious scenes in the Delhi assembly and Sharma’s suspension after he made derogatory remarks about her.

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His wife Geeta too tried to enter politics by contesting the municipal elections in 2002 but was defeated.

Sharma has two sons — the younger, Chetan, is a lawyer while the elder, Vikas, runs the sweets shop. He also owns showrooms of leading sports brands.

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First Published on: February 16, 2016 4:35 am
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    Abhinav Gour
    Feb 16, 2016 at 7:53 am
    This is the True Face of the BJP... Atleast the Other Parties has the Courtesy of taking Action against such MLAs but unlike the BJP which gives its Leaders a Free Run to do any kind of Hooliganism withput any kinda Action
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      Adi
      Feb 16, 2016 at 5:43 am
      Can I slap OP Sharma because he offends me ?
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        Saurabh
        Feb 16, 2016 at 5:07 am
        Difference between Bjp and left RSS young worker killed by leftist worker yesterday..Bjp says only and left people who are tolrent and secular kills
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          Saurabh
          Feb 16, 2016 at 5:05 am
          Difference between Bjp and left
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            Saurabh
            Feb 16, 2016 at 5:04 am
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              Indian
              Feb 16, 2016 at 7:10 am
              Is India heading towards a lawless failed state or an apartheid regime? hope n pray not.
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                Srividya Jayaraman
                Feb 16, 2016 at 6:38 am
                Shouldleave youand yourfamily in the moaist dominated area. Then you will know the culture of left and these thugs
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                  Dinabandhu mohanta
                  Feb 18, 2016 at 6:34 am
                  Op sharma's statements are admirable.
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                    Dinabandhu mohanta
                    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                    I am happy for op sharma
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                      Dinabandhu mohanta
                      Feb 17, 2016 at 3:34 pm
                      Op sharma is a good patriot of india I totally agree with op sharma.
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                        Mush Tractor
                        Feb 16, 2016 at 4:57 am
                        If anarchists can become CM, if anarchists can demand freedom of speech to obliterate the nation. I think the time has come. No questions.
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                          Mush Tractor
                          Feb 16, 2016 at 4:47 am
                          Oh no. They are holy goondas because they work in tandem with Sonia and Kejri. My foot.
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                            Onyx Cleaner
                            Feb 16, 2016 at 5:02 am
                            This just shows that RSS is JuD of India. Indians have to decide if they want their motherland to become Hindu stan or remain our culturally rich, diverse, independent and free Bharat.
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                              Padam singh
                              Feb 16, 2016 at 3:53 pm
                              I am fairly support the reaction of MLA Om Prakash Sharma... Any person who raise their voice against the nation must be shooted openly
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                                Mohammed Arif
                                Feb 16, 2016 at 7:37 am
                                O P Sharma think he is the police and the Judge. ABVP hijacked and spread over JNU student and and shamefully shouted anti-nation slogans, it all part of controversies to defame and dismantle the readabilities of JNU. it is RSS, BJP and VHP who are desh drohi and not any innocent Indians... Jai Hind
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                                  Sanjay Singh
                                  Feb 16, 2016 at 7:49 am
                                  He is right, traitors should be lynched in public.
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                                    Saurabh
                                    Feb 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm
                                    14 lakh.. R u drunk...
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                                      Shall
                                      Feb 16, 2016 at 2:58 am
                                      This newspaper is congress express
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                                        Vj
                                        Feb 16, 2016 at 6:12 am
                                        OP Sharma did the right thing.... Soldiers are laying down life for us, for our safety so that we along with our family can live peacefully and there are people raising anti indian slogans.... please go to stan if you hate my motherland.... #JaiHind
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                                          TIHAEwale
                                          Feb 16, 2016 at 12:57 am
                                          Corporation key kachde sey aur kya umeed kar sakte hain. Yehi hai Make in India ka fata poster
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                                            Raj Dhulia
                                            Feb 16, 2016 at 5:21 am
                                            What else is he saying? India can soon become one of those nations named by you if fanatics are allowed to continue in power.
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