Two police complaints were lodged against controversial BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh on Monday after he allegedly made provocative statements during a recent rally held on the eve of Ram Navami.
The first complaint was filed by Charminar MLA Ahmed Pasha Qadri from the AIMIM, who approached the police and demanded that strict action must be taken against the Goshamahal legislator.
Qadri approached the Charminar police and submitted the 'provocative' video where Raja Singh is seen challenging the police to impose a ban on loudspeakers during the Ram Navami procession. He is also reported to have used drones to film the event, without police permission.
According to reports, Qadri said that such statements by an elected representative would affect the peace and tranquillity in the city, besides disturbing communal harmony.
Meanwhile, another complaint was lodged with the Rein Bazaar police by an activist of Majlis Bachao Tahreek (MBT).
The complainant, identified as Mohammed Iqbal Asif, said that he came across the same video going viral on social media, and approached the police stating that the BJP MLA's comments could spread hatred between communities, adding that his religious sentiments were hurt.
This comes less than a week after yet another police complaint was filed against Singh, for his comments on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier this month.
In December last year, the Golconda police in Hyderabad booked Singh for promoting enmity among people on the grounds of religion.
The police station registered a case against the Goshamahal legislator, stating that he made ‚Äúderogatory and hate‚ÄĚ speeches against Muslims.
That same month, the Yadigir police in Karnataka had registered a case against Raja Singh, for making a provocative speech that could disturb communal harmony.
The MLA had made the speech at the Virat Hindu Samavesh convention in Yadagiri, where he brandished a sword, and asked all Hindus in the country to pick up their weapons.
In November last year, he threatened to burn down theatres in Telangana if they screen Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat.