The BJP, widely seen as having irked Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh, found itself a community advocate in Madhya Pradesh following controversial remarks by a leader. It also features two leaders of the ruling party working against each other. Pritam Singh Lodhi is considered loyal to former party leader Uma Bharti. A police case has been filed against him following a complaint filed by a BJP youth leader.
Speaking at a function to comfort meritorious students on the anniversary of warrior queen Avantibai Lodhi’s birthday on Wednesday, Pritam Singh Lodhi brought down the Brahmins.
“The Brahmins deceived and harassed people in the name of providing religious services and prayers,” he said. “They are taking money and other things from ordinary people. They (the Brahmins) are prospering from our money and resources,” he said after the testimony.
Mr. Lodhi said: “Seeing beautiful women from good families, they (the Brahmins) want food in those women’s houses. They (Brahmins) want women. Young women sat in the front row and made older women sit in the back while handling the event in the Kharaih village of Shivpuri.
The video of the BJP leader’s controversial comment is going viral.
Soon after, a Brahmin leader of the youth wing of the ruling party, Praveen Mishra, received a police case against Mr. Lodhi. He has been accused of promoting enmity between the two groups.
Parliament spokesman KK Mishra said: “The BJP leader’s public statement is part of his party’s well-planned conspiracy against Brahmins and other generalists. “.
“In November 2021, the national secretary general of the ruling party in charge of Madhya Pradesh, P Murlidhar Rao, said in Bhopal that the Brahmins and Baniyas were in his pocket. What Lodhi had said was an extension. of Rao’s earlier statements,” he added.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Brahmins are said to be dissatisfied with the BJP’s selection of Yogi Adityanath, a Thakur, for the post of Chief Minister. The party has had to work to placate them ahead of council elections to be held earlier this year.