BJP has sent a sow cause notice to MLA from Uttar Pradesh who said boycott muslim vegetable sellers.
The action of the BJP MLA Suresh Tiwari who warns people against buying vegetables from Muslims was caught on camera has come under severe criticism. Suresh Tiwari, an MLA from Deoria, later has defended his outrageous comment saying he did not say anything wrong.
In a 14-second clip widely shared on social media, the 74-year-old BJP leader is heard saying in Hindi: "Keep one thing in mind. I am telling everyone openly. There is no need to buy vegetables from 'Miyas' (Muslims)." He is making a reference to the vegetable vendors from the Muslim community.
Suresh Tiwari admitted that he made the comments last week. "10-12 people told me that Muslim vendors who are selling vegetables are spitting on them. So I told them that I cannot do anything but they should avoid buying from these vendors to make sure that they don't get coronavirus. When people are asking what to do.... what should a MLA say? Did I say anything wrong? Why make it a big issue?" he asked.