BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia is facing widespread condemnation after he was seen using obscene language for late Sis Ram Ola, one of the tallest leaders from the Jat community, during a TV show.
Referring to the late politician from Rajasthan, Bhatia said, “I remember how in June 2013, Sis Ram Ola was 85 years of age. The Congress government was expanding the cabinet. Manmohan Singh was trying to find energy in someone who had his tools in shambles.”
Bhatia himself shared the video by repeating the derogatory words used for Sis Ram Ola in his caption.
जून 2013 में कांग्रेस के मंत्रिमंडल विस्तार में 85 उम्र के सीसराम ओला जी को शामिल गया था।
'जिनका हिल गया था पुर्जा, उनमें मनमोहन सिंह जी ढूंढ रहे थे ऊर्जा'
— Gaurav Bhatia गौरव भाटिया ???????? (@gauravbh) July 9, 2021
As expected, the BJP spokesperson began to face condemnation from his political rivals. RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary tweeted, “Chuadhary Sis Ram Ola was a tall leader. His image was of an upright and decent man. I saw him working for people on many occasions. He would sit with young parliamentarians. I was fortunate to receive his blessings. It feels sad to see arrogant people intoxicated in power are insulting him today.”
चौधरी सीसराम ओला जी कद्दावर नेता थे; लेकिन उनकी छवि एक भले, नेक इंसान की रही। बहुत बार मैंने उनको लोगों के काम करते देखा, युवा सांसदों के साथ बैठते थे, मेरा सौभाग्य था उन्होंने मुझे आशीर्वाद दिया।
बहुत बुरा लगता है जब आज सत्ता के नशे में धुत, अहंकारी उनका ऐसे अपमान कर रहे हैं! https://t.co/6huaPLfH0F
— Jayant Chaudhary (@jayantrld) July 10, 2021
Randeep Singh Surjewala from the Congress demanded an apology from Bhatia as he wrote, “Chaudhary Sis Ram Ola was a tall farmer leader in the country. He was connected to his roots and continues to be fondly remembered in Rajasthan. Insulting him after his death shows BJP’s hatred for farmers and people of Rajasthan.”
चौधरी शीशराम ओला देश के किसानों के क़द्दावर नेता थे, जिनका ज़मीनी संघर्ष और जुड़ाव आज भी राजस्थान माटी में समाया है।
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 10, 2021