Dadri lynching: BJP asks leaders to avoid making controversial statements

According to sources, the party leadership has asked BJP members to adopt restraint and not make any statements that may flare up tempers and communal passion.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2015 10:29 pm

With party leaders making controversial comments, BJP on Tuesday asked its leaders to maintain restraint in making statements that it feared may flare up communal passions.

BJP’s caution came in the midst of statements by its leaders like Sangeet Som and Sakshi Maharaj besides Union minister Sanjeev Balyan over the Dadri lynching incident.

BJP also blamed the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for giving a political colour to the lynching incident in its bid to divert public attention away from the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

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According to sources, the party leadership has asked BJP members to adopt restraint and not make any statements that may flare up tempers and communal passion.

Some of its leaders, including controversial MLA Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case, besides Union Ministers Balyan and Mahesh Sharma have made certain remarks that have fuelled a political row over the incident.

Sources add that the party has told them not to make provocative statements that may disturb communal harmony while visiting the area.

A report by UP Police has sought action against Union Minister Mahesh Sharma and BJP MLA Som for alleged violation of prohibitory orders in Bishada village where a 50-year-old Muslim was killed on rumours of his family eating beef.

The report filed by police with the Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate recommended filing of FIRs against the two leaders, besides a BSP MLA.

It said the leaders were given permission only to meet the family of the victim and not for addressing public meetings in view of the sensitive situation prevailing in the area.

Som, the MLA from Muzaffarnagar, had on Sunday said they were capable of giving a “befitting reply” if “innocents were framed” in the lynching case.

“Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is trying to divert public attention away from the deteriorating law and order situation in the state by seeking to convert the incident into a political row. He is trying to cover up the failures of his government,” a BJP leader said.

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Tuesday stoked a fresh controversy in the wake of the Dadri lynching case, saying that Hindus consider cow as their mother and used the analogy of a terrorist who attacks the country getting killed in the process.

Meanwhile, describing the Dadri lynching incident as a “well-planned conspiracy”, UP government today blamed BJP with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav saying some forces doing politics on communal lines were conspiring to defame his government.

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  1. G
    GANESH ChandraShekar
    Oct 6, 2015 at 9:31 pm
    After all the 3rd graded politicians have made their statements the Party Leader issues command not to make any. Now everyone starts making statements denying they have made issued one.
  2. K
    Oct 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm
    Hindu Fundamentalists and BJP by demolition of Babri Masjid divided Indians into two communal groups. The literates have judged the aftermath consequences. Now they are dividing Indians into Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians by ping laws which stregthen support to such terrorists to kill Muslims in the name of beef ban. The motive behind this is to develop hatred, revenge, ultimately communal clashes on beef issue. If cows are holy all over the world they would have started international cow protection movement. Only Indian cows are holy for them. If so the BJP Govt. must import unholy cows from the neighbouring SARC countries favouring Food Security Act. Pehle mitado bhook aur pyas, phir sub ka sath, sub ka vikas.
  3. D
    Dwibhashyam Agasthyeswar
    Oct 6, 2015 at 11:12 pm
    Follow Hindu Dharma to respect equal rights of every living being to coexist in the universe. Don't eat fish or egg
  4. J
    Oct 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm
    mahesh sharma, Sangeet som, Shakshi maharaj, yogi adityanath.. The list is endless.. is this the true color of BJP..? why our otherwise vocal and social media savvy PM is turning his face away from this serious issues ?? Isnt he in someways be held responsible for what his party leaders are up to ?? So will the real P.M Please stand up ?
  5. J
    Oct 7, 2015 at 4:17 am
    The digital age guys should do some basic research on Internet about cow meat. Beef is one of the highest consumed food all over the world. Just imagine if these cow protector terrorists will spread out all over the world.
  6. M
    Oct 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm
    It will be a good idea to ban killing of all animals & birds for food as it is painful and cruel. Fish do not have the neuro-physiological capacity for a conscious awareness of pain. Therefore non-veg food can be made of eggs & fish which give enough proteins.
  7. M
    Oct 6, 2015 at 11:52 pm
    Rather controversial acts must be stopped
  8. R
    Oct 6, 2015 at 11:33 pm
    BJP leaders taking India into dark age, with its low-thinking and regressive leaders sponsoring killing and riots by conspiring hatred amongst Indian communities.
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