The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar sparked controversy here on Friday saying those who feel unsafe in India should be bombed.
Vikram Saini has demanded a law for stringent action against those people complaining of feeling ‘unsafe’ in India.
“My personal view is that those who say they feel unsafe and threatened in India should be bombed.”said the MLA. He also said that he should be given a ministry and he will bomb all such people not even sparing one.
#WATCH Vikram Saini, BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar says ‘My personal view is that those who say they feel unsafe and threatened in India should be bombed, give me a ministry and I will bomb all such people, not even one will be spared’ pic.twitter.com/E9yWNH7MBF
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The MLA’s remark came after actor Naseeruddin Shah, in an apparent reference to the recent mob violence, said at many places the death of a cow is being given more importance than the killing of a policeman.
The veteran actor also expressed concern over the well-being of his children, who he said have not been brought up as followers of any particular religion.
A couple of days ago, in an interview, Narendra Modi was asked about eminent personalities, even a person like Naseeruddin Shah, saying that Muslims are not safe in India. However, PM said that no such incident reflects well on a civilised society. No voices ever should support such incidents. This is totally wrong and entirely condemnable. “Did it start after 2014? This is a result of ills within the society. For improving this situation, we should all work collectively. I am not in favour of pursuing a debate that this happened in this government and that happened in that government. Even one incident is condemnable.”
Saini’s comment is very likely to cause an outburst and won’t help the image-building exercise of the Adityanath government in the state that has previously been accused of doing more for the welfare of cows than of people at large. Opponent parties like SP and BSP have even probed the prevailing law and order in the state and have pointed towards cow vigilantism and mob lynching occurrences in UP.