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Lucknow: Another BJP MLA's hate speech littered with anti-Muslim slur from Uttar Pradesh has now gone viral, sparking a massive row.
Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh, the MLA from Amethi's Tiloi (which is about 150 km from Lucknow), was filmed using shocking language against Muslims during a campaign speech in the area.
In the video, Mayank can be heard saying "If you have to live in Hindustan you have to say 'Radhe Radhe', else, like those who went to Pakistan during the partition, you can go too... you have no use here."
Singh is a three-time MLA; two victories were with the BJP and the third with the Samajwadi Party.
It is not clear who shot the video or when it was made. Meanwhile, repeated calls to the MLA went unanswered.
According to NDTV, the Amethi police chief's Staff Officer has said that action will be taken on the incident.
"We have taken cognizance and ordered an inquiry... the Returning Officer has issued a notice (to the MLA)," the police chief's PRO told NDTV via telephone.
The latest hate speech comes just four days after a BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh faced a police case over a hate speech littered with anti-Muslims slurs.
On Monday, Raghvendra Singh, the BJP MLA from Domariyaganj in east UP's Siddharthnagar, was seen and heard saying Muslims would switch from wearing skull caps to a 'tilak' if he were re-elected.
A police case was filed after the video of his hateful election speech emerged online.
Facing a backlash over his outrageous comments, Singh claimed he had meant it as a "conditional speech" to counter "Islamic terrorism".
"When there were Islamic terrorists here, Hindus were forced to wear gol topis (skull caps). I said 'conditional'. I am ready to sacrifice anything for Hindu pride. I meant that if Muslims are trying everything they can to defeat me, I will not stay silent," he said.
Singh is the state boss of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a right-wing group founded by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
UP is voting in seven phases and the results will be declared on March 10.