Booked BJP MP for misbehaving and abusing priests at UK Temple
Booked BJP MP for misbehaving and abusing priests at UK Temple. A case has been filed against Dharmendra Kashyap, a BJP MP from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh, and his associates for causing a commotion at the Jageshwar Dham temple and abusing priests.
It comes a day after a video of Kasyap and his associates engaging in heated arguments with temple priests went viral on social media. Faced with criticism from opposition parties, the state BJP said it was collecting details of the incident and would inform its central leadership. An FIR has been registered against the MP and his associates under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and 504 said Sub-Inspector Gopal Singh Bisht. Kashyap and his associates went to the temple to perform a puja on Saturday afternoon.
The temple is closed to visitors every evening following the Covid guidelines. However, the MP and his friends were still inside the temple after 6.40 pm, said Bhagwan Bhatt, manager of the Jageshwar Dham Temple Association. When the MP and his associates were asked to leave, he became angry and started abusing and abusing the priests. He also complained that some priests were pushed. The incident provoked strong reactions from opposition parties, who called it an insult to the priesthood and the ‘land of the gods.
State Congress chief Ganesh Godial said the insult to the priests would not be tolerated and the incident reflected Kashyap. Govinda Singh Kunjwal, a senior Congress leader and MLA from Jageshwar, protested in public to apologize to Kashyap for insulting the priests. He also demanded action against BJP MPs. In protest of Kashyap’s misconduct, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party workers set fire to BJP effigies in several places. State BJP chief Madan Kaushik said details of the incident were being collected and the party’s central leadership would be informed.