Ramzada vs haramzada: Outrage over Union Minister Sadhvi’s remark

Six BJP MPs from across the country fanned out in the national capital on Monday to kick off the party’s campaign for the upcoming assembly elections.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2014 1:45 pm
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.

Launching the BJP’s campaign in Delhi, Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti told voters here on Monday that they must choose between ‘Ramzadon’ (those born of Ram) and ‘haramzadon’ (illegitimately born). Meanwhile, another Union Minister of State, Giriraj Singh, compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ram.

READ: Sadhvi ready to apologise for her ‘haramzadon’ remark, expresses regret 

Addressing a rally in West Delhi’s Shyam Nagar area, Jyoti, the BJP MP from Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh, said, “Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzadon ki banegi ya haramzadon ki. Yeh aapka faisla hai (You must decide whether you want a government of those born of Ram or of those born illegitimately).”

Taking a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son-in-law Robert Vadra, she said: “Jis sadharan parivar mein…bartanon ki dukaan rakhne wala…uska beta, Sonia Gandhi ka damaad, arab-kharab pati kaise ho gaya? Gareebon ko loota hai, gareebo ko choosa hai. Modiji kehte rahe hai, na khayenge na khane denge. (The son of an ordinary family, who had a utensils shop… Sonia nor will we tolerate it).”

Addressing another rally in Dhirpur, Giriraj Singh told the BJP cadres that Modi was their “saviour”. “Do you know Hanuman? We are all Hanuman. Hanuman told Ram that he has no identity of his own. Hum Modi ke bhakt hain purey desh mein. (We are all followers of Modi.) People wanted to know the reason for my victory in Lok Sabha. I told them it is only Narendra Modi,” he said.

Comparing AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to Maarich (a mythical character who could disguise himself), Singh said: “We used to have Ramlilas in our village. A youth once demanded that he should be given a chance to play Hanuman’s role. He had no experience. When he went on stage and Raavan pulled out his sword, he ran away from the stage… Kejriwal wohi nakli Hanuman hai… Kejriwal un Rakshasho mein bhi Maarich hai, jo vesh badalta hai par kabhi na kabhi pakda jata hai… (Kejriwal is that fake Hanuman, he is the demon who changes shape but will get caught one day),” said Singh.

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, Singh had courted controversy when he said that there was no place in India for those who were opposed to Modi, and they should go to Pakistan.

Reacting sharply to Jyoti’s comments, former Delhi Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, “The BJP clearly wants to vitiate the atmosphere. Comments like these from senior ministers show that their concept of elections is divisive and based on hooliganism.”

Former Congress minister Haroon Yusuf said, “This is what the BJP has been doing in Delhi for the past few months. They have been trying to polarise Delhi on the basis of religion, this is what they did in Trilokpuri and Bawana. This politics of religious polarisation is very dangerous and spreads hatred. But Delhi won’t accept this.”

Six BJP MPs from across the country fanned out in the national capital on Monday to kick off the party’s campaign for the upcoming assembly elections.

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First Published on: December 2, 2014 3:22 am
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    Akash
    Nov 13, 2016 at 5:38 am
    Lots of haramzadas in Hollywood and bollywood
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      Akash
      Nov 13, 2016 at 5:39 am
      There are more scoundrels in Hollywood and Bollywood than all countries combined
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        hayatlives
        Dec 3, 2014 at 8:42 am
        thankfully I am not a minister...Mr. Joker ...LOL
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          hayatlives
          Dec 2, 2014 at 8:17 am
          what else do you expect from these bunch of jokers !!
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            hayatlives
            Dec 15, 2014 at 8:07 am
            why would you expect anything from me dude ! I am not your father !! Seriously .....
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              Observer
              Dec 2, 2014 at 9:24 am
              Delhi ki Aam Janta sab "haraam"-zade hain ??
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                Alex
                Dec 4, 2014 at 5:32 am
                There could be no peace wherever there is a muslim!
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                  ankit mrankitanks
                  Dec 2, 2014 at 12:45 am
                  So stupid. Bjp is just destroying its own image.
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                    APPAN VARMA
                    Dec 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm
                    Indonesia printed some of its currency note with Ramas and Sitas photo.When complaint roese the govt replied that we can change religion but not our fathers meaning that Rama etc are their forefathers .The Sadhvis words are just like that. All Indians irrespective of the religion . caste or colour are children of their forefather which is Rama and Sita too , ji, the tribes etc.Even Soniaji is that way a daughter of RAMA.and we Indians consider her so.
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                      Arup Das
                      Dec 2, 2014 at 10:20 am
                      BJP should be known as the party of non-corrupt and egoless, selfless people.
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                        karmaHiLife.blogspot
                        Dec 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm
                        Modi Ji zindabad,sadhvi ZindabadRSS zindabaadlets take india back to 10th century Dress code for women...yuppy....minorities are "haramzada"....wowww
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                          karmaHiLife.blogspot
                          Dec 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm
                          Modi ZindabaadRSS Amar RaheySadhvi is Modern day DurgaKill all those who do not support BJP or RamKasam ram ki khatey hai ....
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                            karmaHiLife.blogspot
                            Dec 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm
                            for RSS, minorities are dirtshame on RSS/BJP politics
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                              Balkrishan Saxena
                              Dec 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm
                              Agar Haramjade nahin ho to baukhla kyon rahe ho.
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                                Cleanmaster
                                Dec 2, 2014 at 9:04 am
                                Stop stupids comments, Modi is not Ram neither , He is just PM and so far he has to prove that He is doing something for common Indian, and He must stop his party member don't behave like stupids. Modi is governing for all Indian. Please stop this baby type conversation, In RSS and Parivar we did not learn to compare person. So far Modi did not do nothing, when it is confirm that he is doing for common Indian than we can compare with some great sadhu but not with Hindus God.I am from parivar and I feel disgusting when BJP leaders make such remarks, be austere in all respects to help people. Start helping people BJP have power, otherwise you will be out.Don't start diving persons and country like congress did. Please be BJP and parivar and bring economic progress and peace from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Indians are tired of criminals and stupid politicians. We want only Economic progress, rules and discipline in our country.Please don't drag any God in Government. No government have any religions and who present it also must not invoke any God.
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                                  drbob
                                  Dec 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm
                                  I have heard it before but not from ministers and it reflects BJP intellect. I do wonder Modi has so many well read MPs but why he choose such low grade as ministers?
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                                    ah
                                    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:18 am
                                    I can point some things for "RAMZADA", but hindus know better ................
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                                      ah
                                      Dec 2, 2014 at 2:58 am
                                      Ye bairaagi Bhagava pehne hue Saaadhu or saadhvi Dhan or Rajya saasan ki Mithya Abhilasha me HINDU SAnto ka apmaan karte hai ...... HINDu ko SAAWDHAAN rehna chaiye
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                                        Doc Stills
                                        Dec 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm
                                        It is giving good impression worldwide and good thinking of ramzadey(the honerable bjp leader).sen is up is not all solution rupee is diening and growth is 5.2%.petrol price down by international market cause some relaxation.....wait n watch
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                                          Gautam Oza
                                          Dec 3, 2014 at 12:03 am
                                          Frustrated, dejected opposition got some food for thought. In both houses they may be winner and demanding resignation of Sadhaviji but on street situation is different for sure. People have rejected these nonsensical people and they will continue their faith in BJP for next 10 years. Only thing BJP ministers should be cautious when they talk. Let s seat on dharna because it will take some time for pseudo secularists to understand which way the wind is blowing.
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                                            Radhakrishnan Govindan
                                            Dec 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm
                                            Yes, recall Modi's own "Hame panch, hamare pachees' speeches in Gujarat after the 2002 riots.
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