In a shocking remark that may trigger a political row, BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini today said Congress leaders should be “beaten up with shoes” for allegedly not bringing development in Haryana.
“The Congress has formed government in Haryana on multiple occasions. It has turned people into beggars.
“And now, when the BJP is in power in the state, Congress leaders are alleging that people are being wronged. Such leaders should be beaten up with shoes,” he said.
Speaking at Singhana village here after celebrating B R Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary, Saini also held ex-chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda responsible for “vitiating the atmosphere of brotherhood” in the state.
On the issue of reservation, the BJP MP from Kurukshetra said he favoured fixing of quota on the basis of size of communities.
Saini is know for making provocative speeches. Many felt that the last year’s agitation by Jats in Haryana was linked to Saini’s repeated speeches against the community.
In 2015, as exclusively reported by Janta Ka Reporter, the Kurushetra MP had described Jats as ‘suwar ke bachchon’ blaming them for stabbing Baba Sahib Bhimrao Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia by preventing their entry into the Parliament.
In the video, Saini is heard saying, “dekho aap ka paksh liya Bhim Rao Ambedkar ne, Parliament mein nahi jaane diya suwar ke bachchon ne,… aur jab Ram Manohar Lohia aaye to en suwar weeron ne Ram Manohar Lohia ko bhi parliament ki dehleez nahi dekhne di. (Look, Bhim Rao Ambedkar took your side and they didn’t let him go to the parliament. And when Ram Manohar Lohia came, then these sons of a swine didn’t let him enter the gate of the parliament.)”
(With PTI inputs)