- Chhattisgarh Chief Minister’s father was arrested for comment on Brahmins
- His lawyer stated he would seem earlier than a court docket on September 21
- The Chief Minister had stated his father would get no particular remedy
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel was arrested in the present day and despatched to fifteen days in custody for allegedly making derogatory remarks in opposition to Brahmins. His lawyer stated he didn’t request bail and would seem earlier than a court docket on September 21.
After his father was charged final week, the Chief Minister had confused that he would get no particular remedy.
“No person is above the regulation earlier than my authorities, even when he’s the Chief Minister’s 86-year-old father. As Chief Minister, I’ve the accountability to keep up concord amongst totally different communities. If he made a comment in opposition to a group, I’m sorry. Authorized motion shall be taken,” Bhupesh Baghel had advised reporters on Sunday.
“Everybody is aware of about my ideological variations with my father. Our political ideas and beliefs are totally different. I respect him as his son, however as Chief Minister, I can not forgive him for such errors which disturb public order.”
Mr Baghel additionally underlined that the Chhattisgarh authorities “respects each faith, caste and group and their sentiment”. He emphasised his level on Twitter.
एक पुत्र के रूप में मैं अपने पिता जी का सम्मान करता हूँ लेकिन एक मुख्यमंत्री के रूप में उनकी किसी भी ऐसी गलती को अनदेखा नहीं किया जा सकता जो सार्वजनिक व्यवस्था को बिगाड़ने वाली हो।
हमारी सरकार में कोई भी कानून से ऊपर नहीं है फिर चाहे वो मुख्यमंत्री के पिता ही क्यों न हों।
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) September 5, 2021
Throughout a current go to to Uttar Pradesh, Mr Baghel’s father, who heads a bunch for voter consciousness and is a outstanding OBC voice, had controversially referred to as for a “boycott” of Brahmins and, describing them as foreigners, had urged folks to not allow them to into their villages.
“Brahmins shall be despatched from the river Ganga to Volga. They’re foreigners. They think about us untouchables and are snatching all our rights. I’ll urge villagers to not let Brahmins enter their village,” Nand Kumar Baghel had stated. He’s recognized for his anti-upper caste views and his guide on the theme was banned in 2000 by the Congress authorities on the time.
Because the video of the feedback emerged, an FIR was registered in Raipur on the criticism of the Sarv Brahmin Samaj in opposition to Baghel senior on Saturday evening. The fees on the criticism included “selling enmity between teams”.
Chhattisgarh’s opposition BJP pressed the Chief Minister to behave, suggesting “VIP remedy”. Sources say his arrest in Raipur preempts any hassle for Mr Baghel in poll-bound UP, the place the group had urged Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take motion.
For Mr Baghel, the household drama comes days after he apparently triumphed over his in-house rival TK Singh Deo, who had laid declare to his job saying he had been assured by the Congress management of rotational Chief Ministership. Mr Baghel’s half-term was finished, Mr Singh Deo had asserted, and it was his flip. The feud threatened to snowball for the Congress as each leaders rushed to Delhi for conferences.
Mr Baghel refused to undergo any management change and made it clear to his get together bosses that the majority MLAs have been on his facet. After a collection of conferences in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi reportedly advised Mr Baghel he would hold his job.