New Delhi, Feb 4 : He might have been banned for 72 hours for controversial remarks, but BJP lawmaker and Union Minister Anurag Thakur continues to court controversies. On Tuesday, he made a remark that could yet again fetch him criticism from political detractors. ".....after the results on February 11, Shaheen Bagh will be cleared," Thakur remarked at an event held at the party's Delhi unit office. "......People of Delhi should cast their votes in favour of the Lotus symbol," he remarked.
BJP leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah and others have been accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia of backing the Shaheen Bagh protesters. In his election rally on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also suggested that there were political motives behind Shaheen Bagh protest.
Anurag Thakur was put on a 72-hour long ban by the Election Commission after a video went viral wherein he allegedly urged party workers and supporters in Rohini area to raise controversial slogan - "Goli Maro .....shoot the traitors". Meanwhile, the BJP has stepped up campaigning in the city to unseat Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP from the corridors of power in Delhi.
The BJP has been out of power in the capital since November 1998 and finished poorly with only three seats in 2015 Delhi polls. (UNI)