BJP Demands Action against Haryana Congress Chief for Using Derogatory Language against Modi, Khattar
NEW DELHI, Sept 23: Even before the party took any action against the its Member of Parliament who abused the entire Muslim community on the floor of the Lok Sabha, the BJP is up in arms against the Congress demanding an apology from the party and action against its Haryana unit chief who is accused of using derogatory language against the prime minister Narendra Modi and the Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Reacting to the remarks of Haryana Congress Chief Udai Bhan’s alleged derogatory remarks, the BJP questioned if it was part of Rahul Gandhi’s “Mohabbat ki Dukaan” and demanded an apology from the party.
“It was an unfortunate statement. The Congress should apologize. It should feel shame. Udai Bhan crossed all limits of indecency. But I saw another video of his, what is more unfortunate is that he is justifying his remarks,” the Haryana BJP chief OP Dhankhar said.
In a viral video, the Haryana Congress chief can be heard using abusive words while referring to the Prime Minister and the Haryana Chief Minister. The comments were strongly criticised by former Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who is BJP in charge of Haryana. “The language used by the Haryana Congress Chief shows the perverted mindset of the Congress Party. Is this Rahul Gandhi’s house of love (Mohabbat ki Dukaan)? Has any opposition leader criticised this? Has the Congress asked its state chief to apologise,” Mr Deb posted on X.
Udai Bhan, seen to be a loyalist of former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was made Haryana Congress chief in 2022. He replaced Kumari Selja who was made AICC in-charge of Chhattisgarh.
Asked about his remarks, Bhan remained unapologetic claiming that his words “were Haryanvi slang.” “What have I said that is wrong…I have only described the truth. Is this language wrong, this is normal language in Haryana. We call unmarried men by this slang in Haryana and that is not an abuse” Udai Bhan said.
“I have only spoken the truth. If I had said something wrong, like what was said by that MP, I would have apologised. This is just a light comment made at a press conference which has been made into a needless issue. This is normal language used in Haryana,” he added.
The remarks made by Mr Bhan led to a controversy with several BJP leaders condemning it and seeking an apology from the Congress party. Mr Dhankhar said, “It seems like the Congress is angry. A few days back, Randeep Surjewala said he would “curse” the public. Are you a saint? On Ramesh Bidhuri’s remarks, Union Minister Rajnath Singh stood up and condemned it.”
The BJP has demanded that the Congress take action against its Haryana unit chief. Party Spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi alleged that Congress has always used this kind of language for the Prime Minister.
“This video has caused extreme pain and anguish among BJP workers and the common man. This is below-the-belt language, it is the height of low-level politics which is being played by the Congress. Congress has always used this kind of language for the PM and his family,” he said.
The BJP Member of Parliament from Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri had used derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party MP Danish Ali and abused the entire Muslim community while speaking on the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. While Bidhuri remained unapologetic despite using unparliamentary language, the BJP senior leader Rajnath Singh, however, apologised to the House on his behalf and the party also sent him a notice seeking his reply within 15 days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him.