Who is BJP’s T Raja Singh, arrested for making remarks against Prophet Muhammad?

The BJP MLA from Telangana’s Ghoshamal Assembly constituency is notorious for making provocative communally-charged remarks. He reportedly has greater than 70 circumstances against him largely associated to hate speeches, violation of curfew orders, and disruption of regulation and order

Controversy's Child: Who is BJP's T Raja Singh, arrested for making remarks against Prophet Muhammad?

Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh. Image Courtesy: Facebook/Raja Singh workplace

Controversial Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Prophet Muhammad. He was additionally suspended from the BJP and has been requested to answer a present trigger discover for his statements inside 10 days.

According to NDTV, the police stated {that a} case was registered underneath sections of the regulation regarding insulting non secular beliefs.

Who is T Raja Singh?

T Raja Singh began his political profession in 2009 as a Telugu Desam Party municipal councillor from Mangalhat, and later moved on to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forward of the 2014 basic elections. He is at present the saffron celebration’s whip in Telangana, as per a report by India Today, and is a two-time MLA from the Goshamal constituency within the state meeting.

This is not the primary time that the BJP chief has discovered himself mired in controversy. In 2015, Raja Singh attacked a police constable after he was stopped from enjoying loud music at 2 am within the morning at a marriage ceremony. A case was registered against him primarily based on a video that confirmed Raja Singh abusing and shoving the cop.

Making controversial communal remarks is additionally not new to Raja Singh, the Goshamal MLA in 2015 threatened a “Dadri-like incident” in response to a deliberate beef pageant at Osmania University in Hyderabad.

Issuing threats to the pageant organisers, Singh stated, “We warn them against a Dadri-like incident in Telangana. We can both give our lives and take life for the sake of protecting the cow”.

As per his 2018 election affidavit, Raja Singh declared to have 43 police circumstances against him on various offences, together with delivering “hate speech”, rioting, defiling a spot of worship and try and homicide, as per a TOI report.

According to India Today, Facebook had labelled Raja Singh as a “dangerous individual” and banned him from all its platforms for hate speech in September 2020.

Facebook’s ban got here after the BJP chief made posts saying Rohingya Muslim refugees ought to be shot, known as Muslims traitors and threatened to raze mosques, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Earlier this yr, in April, Raja Singh was booked by Hyderabad Police for disturbing public peace and tranquility by making provocative communal speeches throughout a Ram Navami shobha yatra.

What has he finished now?

Last week, Raja Singh had threatened to cease slapstick comedian Munawar Faruqui’s present in Hyderabad and stated he would burn down the set on the venue. He was positioned underneath home arrest for the menace.

Singh later defended his statements saying it was a “comedy video” and he had no point out of the Prophet. Hyderabad police registered an FIR against him after huge protests erupted at a number of areas within the metropolis on Monday night time.

The incident has angered political leaders as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out on the BJP.

“Has it become their official policy that they aren’t satisfied with Nupur Sharma and they are making other MLAs say things? People are angry. People have tears in their eyes. Why are they saying things like this about Prophet Muhammad? Our demand is that the BJP should stop doing all this. People can see how much you hate the Prophet,” Owaisi stated.

The BJP has suspended Singh and requested him to answer the present trigger discover inside 10 days.

“You have expressed views contrary to the Party’s position on various matters, which is in clear violation of Rule XXV 10 (a) of the constitution of the Bharatiya Janata Party. I have been directed to convey to you that pending further inquiry, you are suspended from the party and from your responsibilities/assignments if any, with immediate effect,” the letter undersigned by Om Pathak, who is secretary of the celebration’s central disciplinary committee, stated.

With inputs from companies

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