The leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, has taken a strong stance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for reinstating party leader T Raja Singh. Singh had been suspended last year due to alleged derogatory remarks he made against Prophet Muhammad.
Asaduddin Owaisi expressed his disapproval on social media platform X, stating, “@narendramodi has rewarded his dear ‘fringe element.’ Quite sure that Nupur Sharma will also get her blessings from the PM. Hate speech is the fastest way to a promotion in Modi’s BJP.”
The BJP’s central disciplinary committee member secretary, Om Pathak, issued a letter explaining the decision to revoke Singh’s suspension. The letter stated, “Upon suspension, the Central Disciplinary Committee of the party had issued a show cause notice to you. This refers to your reply to the show cause notice.” It went on to say, “Your reply and explanation offered therein has been considered by the committee. Based on your reply, the committee has decided to revoke your suspension forthwith.”
T Raja Singh, whose suspension has now been lifted, features in the BJP’s first list of candidates for the upcoming Telangana polls. He will contest from Goshamahal, the seat he currently represents in the 119-member assembly. The BJP, which announced its first list of 52 candidates for the November 30 assembly polls in Telangana, is set to release the “second list” after the Dasara festival, as stated by state BJP president G Kishan Reddy.
Notably, T Raja Singh is known for making controversial remarks in the past. In 2017, he faced legal action when Hyderabad Police booked him for allegedly threatening to “behead” those who attempted to stop the construction of the Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.
Telangana, currently ruled by the Bharat Rashtra Samithi led by K Chandrashekar Rao, is preparing for a single-phase election scheduled for November 30. Both the BJP and Congress are aiming to challenge KCR’s chances of returning as chief minister for the third time.
The reinstatement of T Raja Singh and his inclusion in the candidate list has ignited discussions about the BJP’s approach to leaders who have faced controversies and allegations in the past. This development comes as the state gears up for a crucial electoral battle with multiple parties vying for dominance.
Sources By Agencies