A little known BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga in Delhi has found himself at the centre of social media taunts after he took a vow to go on fast-until-death if Kamal Nath became the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. In his tweet, Bagga had claimed to sit on fast-until-death. He had tweeted, “if Kamalnath become CM then I will go on Hunger Strike till death (sic).”
In a later night development, Nath, a veteran Congress leader, was declared the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday night. No sooner had his name been made official, social media users began remind Bagga about his ‘vow.’
Journalist Prashant Kumar wrote, “Ab? (Now)” Twitter user Invincible wrote, “I don’t care who becomes #MadhyaPradesh CM but now I request @RahulGandhi to name #KamalNath as CM. But we also know BJP leaders are coward as we have seen how @smritiirani threatened to fast unto death unless Modi resigned as Gujarat CM for his role in #GujaratRiots but didn’t.”
Another user Imran Khan tweeted, “Congress was about to announce Jyotiraditya Scindia as Madhya Pradesh CM, but then Tajinder Bagga said he’ll go on hunger strike till death if #Kamalnath is announced as MP’s CM. Time of hunger strike to be decided by Governor tomorrow.”
User Ibnebattuta wrote, “The nation hopes Bagga will keep his promise.” User Rohin Makkar wrote, “Bagga, you have supported a vile abusive twitter user who had justified Sikh killings in 1984. Unless you set aside your petty politics, all this hunger strike stunt of yours is just a drama.”
Bagga is a controversial BJP functionary in India has been previously accused of physically assaulting noted Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. After allegedly assaulting Bhushan in his office in 2011, Bagga had famously flaunted his criminal act.
While reporting about his appointment as a Delhi unit’s BBJP spokesperson, Indian Express had reported, “Twitter timeline cleared, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga now says not a troll.”
In November this year, Bagga had come in support of a controversial former journalist, who had condoned the massacre of Sikhs in 1984.