BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj says ready to kill and get killed for our mother, calls SP's Azam Khan a 'Pakistani'
File photo of BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj.
New Delhi: With no end to war of words over the lynching of 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq over rumours that his family was consuming beef, politicians continue to make a beeline at Bishada village in Dadri area of Uttar Pradesh.
Adding more fuel to the fire, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj has said, "We won't remain silent if somebody tries to kill our mother. We are ready to kill and get killed. The Uttar Pradesh government's double standards have been exposed. The way in which the incident is being politicised is condemnable."
Hitting out at Samajwadi Party Minister Azam Khan, Maharaj said, "Azam Khan is a Pakistani. He has faith in Pakistan's political force. He calls Bharat Mata 'witch'."
Maharaj even attacked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for giving Rs 45 lakh as compensation to Akhlaq's family. He said, "I don't have any issue with Akhilesh Yadav announcing Rs 45 lakh compensation for Akhlaq's family. When two girls were raped and murdered in Unnao, he gave no compensation to the family."
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the gruesome incident. The report failed to mention lynching and instead only said the deceased was killed for consuming the meat of an animal whose slaughter is banned.
Not missing any opportunity to hit back, Azam Khan said the Dadri incident happened on the directions of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Condemning the incident, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "India is a mature society. We need to rise above these kinds of incidents because they certainly don't give a good name as far as the country is concerned."
Another BJP MP Yogi Adityanath called for a law to ban cow slaughter. On Dadri incident, Adityanath said, "Samajwadi Party leader's statement of taking Dadri matter to the United Nations is shameful. Such minister should be suspended. The incident is the result of carelessness of state administration. Cow slaughtering is on top in Uttar Pradesh."
Akhlaq was beaten to death by a mob on September 28 after a public announcement from the local temple that a calf had been slaughtered and his family had eaten beef.
His 22-year-old son Danish who was also attacked is battling for life at a hospital following two brain surgeries. The incident has sparked outrage in the country, with parties attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party alleging that the killing was a result of its "politics of hatred".