Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s newly appointed Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga on Sunday filed a complaint against senior lawyer and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan for ‘derogatory’ tweet against Lord Krishna.
What had Bhushan said?
Commenting on Uttar Pradesh’s newly formed anti-Romeo squads to curb eve-teasing, Bhushan tweeted:
Romeo loved just one lady,while Krishna was a legendary Eve teaser.Would Adityanath have the guts to call his vigilantes AntiKrishna squads? https://t.co/IYslpP0ECv— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 2, 2017
Later, Bhushan clarified his remarks by saying:
My tweet on Romeo brigade being distorted. My position is: By the logic of Romeo Brigade, even Lord Krishna would look like eve teaser.— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 2, 2017
We have grown up with legends of young Krishna teasing Gopis.The logic of Romeo squad would criminalise this.Didnt intend to hunt sentiments— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 2, 2017
This prompted Bagga to file a police complaint against Bhushan for hurting religious sentiments at the Tilak Marg police station. There is no FIR yet.
Copy of police complaint against Prashant bhushan pic.twitter.com/2CDFmzWkHQ— Tajinder Pal S Bagga (@TajinderBagga) April 2, 2017
Bagga told ANI:
“This is not the first time that he (Prashant Bhushan) has given these kinds of statements. At times he says Kashmir should be given to Pakistan and at times he gives statements on Bharatiya Sena and then at times he says the Bharatiya Sena rapes. Then he alleges that the Bharatiya Sena thrashes the innocents,” he added.
Not just Bagga, but even Delhi BJP’s media convener Praveen S Kapoor took to twitter to criticise Bhushan, tagging BJP President Amit Shah, UP Chief minister Yogi Adutyanath and minister Urja Sharma.
Pray Sh @AmitShah, Sh @yogi_adityanath & Sh @ptshrikant Take Note of This Filthy Tweet and Order Action on @pbhushan1 For Hurting Sentiments https://t.co/bcCnE5kPlT— Praveen S. Kapoor (@praveenskapoor) April 2, 2017