NEW DELHI – In a video, which has gone viral on social media, Gyandev Ahuja, addressing a group of his people, not only claimed to have killed five (Muslims) but also indicated that he is interested in eliminating more people, ostensibly from minority community.
“We have killed 5 so far, be it Lalwandi (where Rakbar was lynched) or Behror (Pehlu)…have given workers free hand, kill anyone who is involved in cow slaughter, will get you bai,” said Ahuja addressing his supporters.
The video of Ahuja went viral as he defended his stance that anyone involved in cow smuggling and slaughter won’t be spared. His conversation caught on camera came in the context of the lynching of Chiranjilal Saini, who was beaten to death in Alwar allegedly by members of the Mev Muslim community on suspicion of tractor theft. The BJP leader sitting with a local RSS leader — as seen in the video — said an agitation should be launched in protest of the lynching of Saini.
The on-camera admission of lynching and the what follows drew severe political criticism. Mahua Moitra linked this with the recent ‘felicitation’ of the 11 convicts of the Bilkis Bano rape case who were allowed to walk free by the Gujarat government according to its remission policy. The 11 men were reportedly felicitated by the local VHP office. BJP’s to-do list on Sunday must be sending its ‘Bilkis rapist felicitation squad’ from Gujarat to Rajasthan to ‘garland’ Ahuja, whom Moitra termed the ‘new hero’. “This mustachioed BJP monster is boasting of lynching 5 people to death.
If pure evil had a face this is it,” the Lok Sabha MP tweeted.
Congress said the real face of the BJP has come to the fore in the entire country. “What more proof is needed of BJP’s religious terror and bigotry,” Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dostara said.