- BJP Haryana unit served Suraj Pal Amu a show cause notice on his remarks
- After receiving the notice, Mr Amu resigned as BJP's media coordinator
- Mr Amu said he would continue to work as an ordinary BJP worker
The resignation comes days after BJP's Haryana unit served a show cause notice to him seeking explanation over his controversial remarks.
In his resignation letter which he forwarded to state BJP chief Subhash Barala over WhatsApp, Suraj Pal Amu stated that he was upset over Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar allegedly skipping a meeting with representatives of the Karni Sena yesterday.
Though the chief minister's schedule did not specify any such appointment, the leader maintained that he had given time for a meeting.
There have been protests against the period drama 'Padmavati' alleging that it distorts historical facts.
Suraj Pal Amu stated in his resignation letter that he had worked with full dedication for the party over the past few years, but felt that "CM Khattar does not need dedicated workers and office bearers. Mr Khattar is surrounded by a coterie which is taking him away from dedicated workers for the last three years."
After a youth from Meerut announced a Rs 5 crore bounty, Suraj Pal Amu had reportedly made remarks about doubling the offer during an event in Delhi. "We will reward the ones beheading them with Rs 10 crore and also take care of their family needs...We know very well how to treat those who insult the Rajput community," Suraj Pal Amu had reportedly said.
The Haryana BJP had immediately distanced itself from Suraj Pal Amu's remarks, saying he had made them in his personal capacity.
A show cause notice had been served to him by the party recently and he had been asked to explain the remarks.
At function in Delhi recently, Suraj Pal Amu had said, "how can we allow somebody to distort history and mislead the people by projecting the heroic character of Rani Padmavati in a poor light while glorifying the villains of history. We will not allow the release of this film at any cost".