BJP burns MP Ravneet Bittu’s effigies over ‘hate speech’

Demands registration of FIR against Bittu for ‘instigating’ protesting farmers

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 30

Irked by the statement of Ludhiana Congress MP Ravneet Bittu on the farmers' protest, BJP leaders and workers today staged a protest and burnt Bittu's effigy at the fire brigade chowk in Bathinda.

The controversy

  • The BJP has claimed Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu, in a recent statement to media, had said the ongoing farmers’ protest would not end ‘and to achieve our objective we can even pile up bodies, shed blood and go to any extent’.

The protest was headed by BJP Bathinda urban president Vinod Kumar Binta. BJP workers shouted slogans against Ravneet Bittu.

The BJP leaders also gave a complaint against Ravneet Bittu to the police demanding registration of case against him for making an inflammatory statement. They alleged that Bittu was instigating the protesting farmers.

They claimed that Ravneet Bittu in a media statement has said the ongoing farmers' protest would not end “and to achieve our objective, we can even pile up bodies, shed blood and go to any extent.”

While talking to mediapersons, Vinod Kumar Binta said, "It is shameful that a senior MP of a national party has made such a statement. From this, it is clear that the Congress government and its leader are trying to disturb peace which will not be tolerated at any cost."

In Fatehgarh Sahib, on the state-level call of the BJP to protest against Bittu, BJP leaders led by district president Pardeep Garg on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the SSP against the MP.

The BJP leaders demanded registration of a case under various Sections against him for making provocative statements. Garg alleged that Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu is working to tarnish the unity, integrity and secular image of the country. He is hell-bent on creating a volatile atmosphere by making statements during the ongoing dialogue between the farmers and the Centre.

He alleged that to divert the attention of the people from its failures, the Congress is provoking the farmers for agitate. He said the BJP is not scared of anyone but doesn't want clashes with anyone.

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