“Your primary membership is immediately terminated and you are expelled from the party,” said a letter from Delhi president Adesh Gupta. In a letter sent to Sharma from the party’s disciplinary committee, it has been said that he has expressed contrary views of the party’s position on various matters, which is clearly in violation of its constitution. “For further investigation, you are hereby suspended from the party and from your responsibilities, assignments with immediate effect,” it said.
BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma made some controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad during a news channel debate. Due to this, cases have been registered against him in various states.
BJP Delhi spokesperson Naveen Kumar Jindal has also stirred controversy in the past with his tweets against the minority community. There was a strong reaction from many Muslims and they complained to the Delhi Police that they were getting death threats.
Earlier today, in a statement issued by BJP general secretary Arun Singh, the party said, “Every religion has flourished and flourished during thousands of years of India’s history. BJP respects all religions. BJP strongly condemns the insult of any religious person of any religion. BJP is strongly against any ideology that insults or insults any sect or religion. The BJP does not promote such people or philosophies.” Before breaking the whip on both the members, the party also issued a statement underlining its respect for all religions and their respected figures. Party general secretary Arun Singh said in a statement that the party is against any ideology that insults or insults any sect or religion.
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As India celebrates its 75th year of independence, we are committed to make India a great country where all are equal and everyone lives with dignity, where all are committed to the unity and integrity of India , where all enjoy the fruits of growth and development.” said.
Singh also said that the Indian Constitution gives every citizen the right to practice any religion of his choice and to respect and honor every religion.
(with PTI inputs)