clarified when the dispute escalated
BJP in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Murlidhar Rao made such a statement on the allegation of doing politics in the name of caste that a controversy arose. Rao said that Brahmins and Banias are in our two pockets.
- Controversial statement of BJP leader
- Statement given about Brahmin-Baniya community
- The video was released after the controversy escalated.
Bhopal: A controversial statement of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh in-charge Murlidhar Rao has come. While answering the questions of the media, Muralidhar Rao said that I have a Bania in one pocket and a Brahmin in the other pocket. When a controversy arose over Muralidhar Rao’s statement, he had to give an explanation.
- Muralidhar Rao’s controversial statement
Murlidhar Rao was asked that BJP was once a party of Brahmin-Bania, then SC-ST has now become a party of OBC, why is it so? To this Muralidhar Rao replied, ‘I have a Brahmin in my pocket and a Baniya in the other pocket. He said, in my vote bank, workers and leaders, Brahmins remained in the party, then when they remained Baniyas, they became Banias.
- Rao was furious over this question.
When he was asked that we talk of development but why are votes being sought only in the name of caste? So he said, ‘You only run the party. If you are a journalist then ask questions and wait till you hear the solution. However, later handling the matter, Rao said, ‘The party was started for everyone, but I had more people from certain sections at that time, so you used to say that this party is theirs, we are working to make ourselves the party of all. Huh.’
- had to explain
After the uproar, Madhya Pradesh BJP’s state in-charge Murlidhar Rao has issued an explanation on the statement made on Brahmins and Banias. Muralidhar Rao said that we are a party that takes everyone along, we have never discriminated against anyone and we will never discriminate against anyone. Muralidhar Rao said that Congress always distorts facts. Kamal Nath is doing the same thing once again, the Congress is not able to digest the work the party is doing for the tribals and other sections.