BJP MPs write to LS Speaker seeking action against Danish Alitext_fields
New Delhi: In fresh controversy, two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Ravi Kishan Shukla and Harnath Singh Yadav have written separate letters to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla seeking action against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Kunwar Danish Ali.
The letters come in the wake of Islamophobic comments hurled at Danish Ali in Parliament by another BJP’s South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri in the Lok Sabha last week.
Ravi Kishan has sought action against Danish Ali for allegedly objecting to chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' at the launch of the Amrit Bharat station scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha on August 6.
"It is beyond any dispute that the words used by Ramesh Bidhuri against Danish Ali are unacceptable,” he added in the letter, further saying, “However, the way things are being manipulated by Danish Ali and used for political agenda and to grab media attention is objectionable. Therefore, I request you to look into the matter and examine the unparliamentary acts and words by Danish Ali,” he wrote.
In August BJP MLC Umesh Dwivedi had also sought action against the Amroha BSP MP on the same grounds. At the time, Umesh Devi had moved a censure motion in the Upper House of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
Meanwhile, Yadav said he was seeking action against Danish Ali, claiming that the BSP MP had “instigated” Ramesh Bidhuri and alleged that he’d made “derogatory references” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“No one can justify the remarks made against Danish Ali, but at the same time one must also remember that the remarks by the BJP MP came as he was instigated by the disrespectful utterances of the BSP MP towards the PM and this is something that should be kept in mind,” Yadav said in his letter to the Speaker.
The BJP MP also said that opposition leaders making objectionable references against the PM had become a norm and sought an end to the practice.
Actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan is the MP for Gorakhpur, while Harnath Singh Yadav is a Rajya Sabha member.
On September 21, Ramesh Bidhuri hurled Islamophobic slurs at Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha. The abuse, which was recorded on Sansad TV cameras, was reportedly during a discussion on the success of Chandrayaan-3.
In a minute-long video posted on social media by several Opposition leaders, Ramesh was seen calling Danish Ali a “terrorist” and also hurling other abuses such as “katwa” (circumcised) and “Ugrawadi” (militant).
Many also pointed out how BJP leader and former Union minister Harsh Vardhan and BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad, who were seated near Ramesh Bidhuri, were seen laughing at the demeaning communal remark.
With inputs from IANS