BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday termed as "disgraceful" the alleged remarks made of BJP leader T Raja Singh against a religion and asked was it not the responsibility of the party's leadership to restrain its people to maintain peace in the country.
The BJP's Telangana MLA was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged controversial remarks against a particular religion.
On Monday, the BJP MLA released a video criticising stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who recently performed in the city. Mr Singh is also purportedly seen making some comments against the religion in it.
In a tweet, the BSP president said "The heated atmosphere across the country has not even cooled down completely over the controversial remarks by now-suspended Nupur Sharma. Now another BJP leader, Telangana MLA Raja Singh did the same kind of provocative act, which is disgraceful and utterly condemnable."
In another tweet, she said, "Although the Telangana government has arrested the BJP MLA in Hyderabad today, is it not the responsibility of the BJP leadership to keep its people restrained and controlled to maintain peace and tranquillity besides saving the country's image from getting hurt abroad."
1.अभी भाजपा से निलम्बित नुपूर शर्मा द्वारा पैग़म्बर-ए-इस्लाम के विरुद्ध विवादित टिप्पणी पर देश भर में गर्माया माहौल पूरी तरह से ठण्डा भी नहीं हो पाया है कि बीजेपी के अन्य नेता तेलंगाना के विधायक राजा सिंह ने उसी प्रकार का उत्तेजनात्मक कार्य किया है जो अति-शर्मनाक व घोर निन्दनीय।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 23, 2022