TN BJP leader H Raja courts controversy again

Sep 17,2018 , 12:06 AM IST

Chennai: BJP national secretary H Raja has waded into a controversy but again, selecting up a quarrel with police over an immersion procession of Lord Ganesh idols in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

As a video of Raja angrily arguing with policemen went viral in the social media, the opposition DMK Sunday demanded action in opposition to him, while the AIADMK authorities deprecated the BJP leader’s remarks.

Raja, known for stirring controversies by his remarks, Saturday engaged in a verbal duel with the policemen in Meiyyapuram village, calling the skill as “anti-Hindu” and “highly depraved.” 

His outbursts came after police declined permission for removing the idol procession via a particular route citing “a court docket mutter.” Raja, on the other hand, refused to fair secure the police competition and spoke in opposition to the mutter.

DMK organising secretary R S Barathi, in a tweet on Sunday demanded that the Tamil Nadu authorities absorb pleasant action in opposition to Raja for his remarks in opposition to the policemen and the judiciary.

Senior Minister D Jayakumar deprecated the outburst in opposition to police and mentioned the authorities became occupied with action and keeping consultations with pleasant experts. 

He expressed his hope that the court docket would absorb action by itself in opposition to Raja for his remarks in opposition to the judiciary.

Hours after the Minister mentioned action became being contemplated, the Tirumayam police in Pudukottai district registered a case in opposition to Raja and seven others, alongside with two BJP functionaries and 5 native leaders of Hindu outfits below a number of sections of the IPC. 

The sections consist of those referring to selling enmity on grounds of faith, unlawful assembly, public nuisance, bellow of vulgar words, stopping a public servant from discharging his duty and criminal intimidation.

Raja, in the intervening time, addressing a meet ahead of a Ganesh Chaturthi procession in Tiruvarur district Sunday mentioned his remarks had been “selectively edited,” and being disseminated. 

He alleged that anybody who spoke in defence of Hindus had been being targeted.  

The BJP leader has been embroiled in a number of controversies in the previous over his remarks on diversified disorders.

In March this 365 days, a row erupted over Raja’s remarks indicating that statues of rationalist leader E V Ramasamy “Periyar” will be the subsequent to be pulled down after a Lenin statue became razed in Tripura.

He, on the other hand, sought guilty his Fb administrator for the gaffe and expressed feel sorry about over the feedback.