BJP shares Sharad Pawar’s speech, says ‘Hindu hater’ NCP says video edited
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. (Image: PTI)
Mumbai: A leader of the NCP youth wing on Friday approached the cyber cell of Mumbai Police seeking action against the BJP for uploading an purported edited version of Sharad Pawar’s recent speech, portraying him as “Hindu hate”. had gone.
Maharashtra BJP on Wednesday tweeted a short video of the speech and claimed that “Atheist Sharad Pawar always hated Hinduism” and would not have achieved his political success without taking such a stand.
However, some social media users pointed out that it was an edited video and Pawar, in a speech at an event in Satara on May 9, was actually referring to a poem by Jawahar Rathod that deals with casteism and untouchability.
State unit president of NCP’s youth wing Suraj Chavan, in his complaint to the police, said, “An attempt was made to create division among communities and create law and order problem by sharing such angry videos on Twitter. Action should be taken against (BJP’s) Twitter handle under sections 499, 500, 66A and 66F.
Pawar had told reporters on Thursday that he was reading lines from a poem depicting the pain of the working class, but took a dig at the BJP, saying those who want to spread propaganda are free to do so.