BJP National Secretary H Raja has found himself in the middle of yet another controversy, this time for badmouthing the Tamil Nadu police and the Madras High Court. In a video that surfaced on Saturday, a visibly angry H Raja is seen shouting and abusing two policemen who seem to be flustered trying to explain something to him.
The incident took place in Pudukottai district. According to media reports, Raja and his supporters wanted to take out the Vinayaka Chaturthi procession through a communally sensitive area. However, they were denied permission to do so by the police.
Angered by this, Raja goes on to allegedly accuse the police of being corrupt while also abusing the Madras High Court. Alleging that the police in Tamil Nadu are receiving bribes from the Christian missionaries, he also wondered if they were not ashamed of themselves when the CBI raided DGP TK Rajendran’s house.
Despite the policemen claiming that they were just following the orders of the Madras High Court, H Raja goes on to insult the court once again in public and demanded that a stage be constructed for him to talk.
The video went viral on Saturday, sparking outrage from many corners. With many people demanding that he be arrested, H Raja on Sunday told the press that it was not his voice in that video and that the voice had been dubbed by someone else. He also added that he has huge respect for both the police and the Madras High Court.
An FIR has been registered against H Raja and seven others in the Thirumayam Police Station was in Pudukottai district under sections 143 (Punishment for unlawful assembly), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 153(A) (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 290 (Punishment for public nuisance), 294(b) (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 505(1)(b) (Committing an offence against public tranquillity), 505 (1)(c) (with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community) and 506(1) ( Criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
The others who have been booked are Ganesan, Meyyapuram Branch Organizer of Hindu Munnani, Palanivelsamy, State Treasurer of Hindu Munnani, Dindugal District, Sooriya Narayanan, South Zone Spokesmen of RSS, Karpaga Vadivel, Pudukkottai District President of Hindu Munnani, Agni Bala, Sivagangai District Secretary of Hindu Munnani, Ramesh, Sivagangai District Secretary of BJP and Jayam Subramaniam, Thirumayam Union Secretary BJP.