Updated: July 5, 2021 10:19:20 pm
Haryana BJP spokesperson and Karni Sena president Suraj Pal Amu Sunday called upon a mahapanchayat in Gurgaon’s Pataudi to “make history” and “not become history”, so that “no Taimur, Aurangzeb, Babur and Humayun are born”.
“Agar Bharat hamaari maata hai, toh Pakistan ke hum baap hain, aur ye Pakistani… ko hum yahan ke gharon mein kiraye par makan nahin denge… In…ko is desh se nikaalo, yeh prastaav paas karo (If India is our mother, then we are the father of Pakistan, and we will not give houses here on rent to the Pakistanis… Remove them from this country, pass this proposal),” said Amu.
The mahapanchayat was called to discuss religious conversion, ‘love jihad’ and a law to control population. “During 1947, the country was divided, we saw the bodies of 10 lakh people… there is no tally of those bodies till today. And we are giving them houses and shops, and it has been found in Pataudi their parks have started being built. Uproot the stone of the park… which youth are ready to uproot the stone?” he said.
When asked about Amu’s remarks, a top BJP leader from Haryana said, “These were his personal comments. The party has nothing to do with it.”
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Amu was appointed Haryana BJP spokesperson in 2013, then served as chief media coordinator between 2014 and 2019. On June 11, he was again appointed spokesperson of BJP in Haryana.
Amu has courted controversy earlier as well, particularly in 2017, when he announced a reward of Rs 10 crore for anyone who could behead actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the run-up to the release of their movie ‘Padmaavat’.
Speaking on Sunday, Amu said, “I was remembering Suraj Pal Singh from Ujjina, who did not allow a masjid to be built inside his village. A youth was telling me, in Bhodakalan a masjid is being built again and again, they stop it, then it is built again… finish it from the foundation.”
Targeting actor Saif Ali Khan and his family while speaking the mahapanchayat, Amu said, “They say (there is) love jihad in Pataudi, those who gave birth to Taimur are also from Pataudi… Thakur sahib is sitting here, when the Nawab of Pataudi died, he was the one who tied the turban… while we know how to give respect, we want to request Taimur’s mother also, enough. This love jihad has been happening from the time of Sharmila Tagore, the seed was sown in Pataudi itself, people of Pataudi, only you will cut it. Stop welcoming them.”
He added, “Agar desh ke andar itihaas banana chahte ho, itihaas banna nahin hai, itihaas banana hai, na Taimur paida hoga, na Aurangzeb Babar Humayun paida honge, hum sau crore hain, aur wo bees crore hain (If you want to make history in the country, if you don’t want to become history, neither will Taimur be born, nor will Aurangzeb, Babur, Humayun be born. We are 100 crore, and they 20 crore.)”
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