Sanjay Nirupam finds himself on the wrong side of the law for issuing controversial statement against NarendraModi.
Congress LokSabha MP Sanjay Nirupam has once again landed himself in a controversy ahead of theLokSabha election. This time, Nirupam made a controversial comment against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate NarendraModiand held him responsible for playing ‘KhoonKoHoli’ referring to his role in the 2002 Godhra riots at Kandivali (W). Nirupam had made these remarks against Modi while delivering a speech on the occasion of Holi festival.
A delegation of BJP workers led byCharkop MLA YogeshSagar approached the Kandivali Police station and submitted a written letter for registering a complaint against Sanjay Nirupam for issuing provocative statements against Modi and to provoke Gujarati voters. Opposition parties have often been raising the Gujarat riots issue to target Modi.
“The police should take strict action against Sanjay Nirupam for making unwarranted comments against NarendraModi. The allegations made by Nirupam that he has played ‘Khoon Ki Holi’ are baseless. This only goes to show that Nirupam has lost his sanity.Nirupam is only issuing such statements to divert the attention of the voters and garner cheap publicity. He is only interested in participating in reality show like Big Boss and isleast bothered about the welfare of the common man”YogeshSagar said.
A letter has been forwarded by BJP to the Election Commission against Sanjay Nirupam for violating the model code of conduct.
Sagar also alleged that Nirupam is threatened by BJP’s popularity and hence they are trying to mislead voters by issuing such statements against Modi. He said, “Sanjay Nirupamis well aware that Gujaratis form a sizeable number in the North Mumbai constituency and many of them are followers of NarendraModi.By issuing such statements he is only trying to divert the attention of Gujaratis and woo them. However, Nirupam will never succeed in his mission as Gujarati’s will continue to support Modi.”
Kandivali Senior Police Inspector, Haeshwar Pimple, said, “BJP workers have submitted a written letter and CD containing the speech delivered by Sanjay Nirupam. We will examine the contents of the CD and take appropriate action.”
This is not the first instance when Sanjay Nirupamhas been involved in a controversy. On the day of the announcement of poll datesBJP corporatorAshishShelar had forwarded a complaint to the Election Commission against Sanjay Nirupam for violating the model code of conduct by laying the foundation for road construction. Few days back,the opposition had sent a letter to the Election Commission against Nirupam for violating the model code of conduct by using a four wheeler truckand LED TV for election campaigning.