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BJP MLA threatened Muslims with Bulldozer - DOTO

BJP MLA threatened Muslims with Bulldozer

BJP's Jal Shakti minister in the outgoing cabinet, Baldev Singh Aulakh, addressing a "victory rally" after narrowly winning Rampur's Bilaspur assembly seat by 307 votes, said "Muslims didn't back BJP, hence bulldozer will run faster now". Aulakh, who defeated Samajwadi Party's (SP) Amarjit Singh, said, "We wanted to support them (Muslims), but they did not back us. We had been witnessing a lack of Muslim support and this time, too, they didn't leave any space for us." He further said, "A large section of the Muslim population benefited from schemes of the BJP government. We provided ration, medical treatment, houses, etc, to all, including Muslims, yet they tried their best to defeat the BJP. Now, we'll have to think about them." The BJP leader's statement has stirred up a huge controversy, with some members of the minority community expressing apprehension that they will be left out of welfare measures by the UP government in future. But as if that was not enough, BJP's Ritesh Kumar Gupta, who won from neighbouring Moradabad city, said, "Hooliganism won't be accepted...We have bulldozers for goondas. SP has been using Muslims as instruments (sic) while the BJP never discriminates. Muslims benefited from the government schemes in my constituency." Slamming Aulakh's remarks, SP MP from Sambhal Dr Shafiqur Rehman Barq said, "BJP leaders should know that democracy does not mean indecency, dishonesty and bad manners. Yogi (Adityanath) must watch what his party members are saying. Such comments are clearly against the Constitution. I urge the judiciary to take note." The word "bulldozer" was frequently used by CM Yogi during his election campaign to remind voters of the SP's "poor" law and order record and how "ill-gotten properties had been bulldozed" by his administration.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status FIR not filed
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Date of incident: March 13, 2022
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : No Specific person
    Name of Perpetrator Baldev Singh Aulak
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Moradabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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