BJP takes action against two party leaders over controversial remarks against a particular community
The BJP on Sunday took action against two party leaders over their controversial remarks against a particular community. The party suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled Delhi Unit media head Naveen Jindal from the party.
Member Secretary of Central Disciplinary Committee of the party, Om Pathak in a letter said, Ms Sharma has expressed views contrary to the party’s position on various matters, which is in clear violation of constitution of BJP.
Delhi BJP Chief Aadesh Gupta in the expulsion letter issued to Mr Jindal said, through social media Mr. Jindal has vitiated communal harmony which is against the party’s ideology.
Earlier in the day the party had asserted that it is strongly against any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or religion. BJP General Secretary Arun Singh said the party does not promote such people or philosophy. In a statement, Mr. Singh said the BJP respects all religions and strongly denounces insult of any religious personality. He added that during the thousands of years of history of India, every religion has blossomed and flourished. The BJP leader added that India’s Constitution gives the right to every citizen to practice any religion of their choice and to honour and respect every religion. Mr. Singh also said, as India celebrates 75th year of its Independence, the party is committed to making India a great country where all are equal and everyone lives with dignity, all are committed to India’s unity and integrity, and all enjoy the fruits of growth and development.