In the name of Ram Minister heckles Muslim legislator

first_imgRanchi: A minister in Jharkhand was seen heckling a Muslim lawmaker from the Congress, asking him to shout “Jai Shri Ram” just outside the state assembly, in an incident that was caught on video, provoking condemnation. “Irfan bhai, I urge you to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ loudly,” CP Singh is seen saying in the video, physically holding Irfan Ansari, a Congress legislator. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor accepts Modi’s language challenge Advertise With Us He then goes on to tell him that “his ancestors were Ram-wale and not Babur-wale.” “You are using Ram’s name to intimidate… you people are denigrating Ram’s name. The need of the hour is jobs, electricity, water, drainage,” Ansari said. “I am not saying it to scare you. Don’t forget that your ancestors chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’… Taimur, Babur, Ghazni were not your ancestors. Your ancestors were Shri Ram followers,” Singh said. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us CP Singh is the minister for Urban Development, Housing and Transport in the Jharkhand’s BJP government. Irfan Ansari is the legislator from Jamtara. State BJP leaders have said the incident was being misinterpreted and was in jest. The incident is the latest in a series where Muslims have been seen being bullied with the “Jai Shri Ram” slogan. Advertise With Us Last month, a Muslim man died in Jharkhand after being beaten for hours by a mob that was filmed forcing him to chant the religious slogan. The 24-year-old had been accused of trying to steal a motorcycle. PM Modi had condemned in parliament mob attack Jharkhand last month, and said incidents of violence should be treated in the same manner and perpetrators of violence get a lesson that the entire country is one on this issue.last_img read more