New Delhi: Condemning the alleged inflammatory remarks made by Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ram Shankar Katheria, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that the language in which the former was speaking only suggested that he went to create a communal mayhem in Agra.
“Well I am not at all surprised. This has been a continuous, consistent and obnoxious behavior of the ministers who are part of the Modi government. And I am pretty sure that no action would be taken against them,” said Owaisi.
“It is good that this government is being exposed about the real agenda that is to promote hindutva. And with the minister speaking in such a language, it really says that he went to Agra not to pay condolences but to create a communal mayhem over there,” he added.
Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi party said, ”The MoS HRD should be immediately sacked. Such a person should not continue in Prime Minister’s cabinet.”
What Katheria said amounts to sedition, the senior SP leader added.
Meanwhile, Katheria cried foul over his alleged inflammatory speech in Agra as reported by a leading national daily garnering him criticism and said that the report is completely untrue.
“The article that is published in the Indian Express is completely untrue. Therefore, it is a matter of concern that Ram Gopal Yadav, without even seeing the CD, has made such statement. I would like to appeal to him to get the complete CD from his administration and listen to the whole address,” Katheria told ANI.
Samajawadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack the minister for making such inflammatory remarks.
According to reports, Katheria, along with BJP MP from Fatehpur Sikri Babu Lal, had recently attended a condolence meeting held for VHP worker Arun Mahaur, who was allegedly killed by Muslim youth, in Agra. During the meeting, several speakers threatened the Muslim community of revenge.
One of the speakers also reportedly asked the gathering to “corner Muslims and destroy the demons (rakshas).”
The leading national daily also quoted BJP Fatehpur Sikri MP Babulal as saying, “If you want to test Hindus, then let’s decide a date and take on Muslims.”
With ANI inputs