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Vande Mataram row: Congress demands FIR on Telangana BJP MLA for abusive speech in Bhopal

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Bhopal: The MP Congress has demanded registration of an FIR against controversial BJP MLA from Telangana Raja Singh, who hurled choicest abuses at a particular community and said those not chanting ‘Vande Mataram’ would be chased out of the country during a recent speech in Bhopal.

The chief spokesman of MP Congress Committee KK Mishra has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh director general of police (DGP) RK Shukla and attached a video clipping of the ‘abusive and divisive’ speech by Raja Singh during a religious function at satellite town Bairagarh on April 13.

The video of Raja Singh went viral during the past two days and has also been uploaded on the official social media page of the MLA.

Mishra has said that the unnecessary dragging of Vande Mataram issue and hurling abuses at a particular community was an attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress spokesman said that the speech was made in presence of local BJP MLA and other leaders and they should also be booked along with the Telangana MLA.

Mishra has urged chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to get criminal case filed against Raja like case was registered against a RSS office bearer who had announced booty for severing of head of Kerala chief minister from a public forum recently.

He has also asked BJP national president Amit Shah whether such divisive action was agenda of BJP and if not, Raja Singh should be thrown out of the party.

Mishra has said that no Indian citizen has any problem with Vande Mataram and when the ideology that Raja Singh follows was not even born, Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar has given the slogan of Vande Mataram during first freedom struggle of 1857.

He also recounted the role of Muslims in various patriotic incidents including the Param Vir Chakra winner Abdul Hamid.

Sravani Sarkar

Editor-in-Chief Sravani Sarkar has been a journalist for 21 years. She started her career with Lokmat Times and had later joined Indian Express. She worked with Hindustan Times for 15 yrs. An award winning journalist, she is known for her work on malnutrition and women's issues in central India.