Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party MLA T Raja Singh has been booked for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against Muslims during an event in Maharashtra, PTI reported on Tuesday.
According to the police, a first information report was filed against him in Shrirampur city in Ahmednagar district on the basis of a complaint filed by some locals.
At the event, held on March 10, Singh had made derogatory references towards Muslims and also claimed that India will be declared a Hindu nation by 2026. A video of his speech was widely shared on social media.
“Whoever speaks against Hindus, we will not spare them,” Singh can be heard saying in the video. “In our Hindu Rashtra you won’t even get a loudspeaker to do what you do five times a day [a reference to Muslim prayers].”
He claimed that Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray in a media interview had referred to Muslims as “insects” and “cockroaches” and had spoken of “eliminating them with a spray”, according to PTI…