‘Those who feel unsafe in India should be bombed’: BJP MLA’s veiled attack at Naseeruddin Shah

BJP MLA Vikram Singh Saini has made many controversial statements in the past. He represents Khatauli assembly constituency from Muzaffarnagar.

New Delhi: Days after veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s comment on intolerance in India erupted into a full-blown controversy, a BJP MLA from Khatauli has said people who feel threatened and unsafe in India should be bombed.

BJP MLA Vikram Saini said, “My personal view is that those who say they feel unsafe and threatened in India should be bombed. Give me a ministry and I will bomb all such people; not even one will be spared.”

The BJP MLA, without naming Shah, slammed people who complain about intolerance in India and said that he will bomb such people himself.

The BJP lawmaker is not new to controversies and last year he had said that “Hindustan is for Hindus” and added that Muslims should go to Pakistan. Demanding population control law, Saini had said that until a law on population control comes into existence, he has told his wife to keep producing children; even though she told him that two kids were enough.

After Amir Khan, Bollywood actor and theatre personality Naseeruddin Shah faced the wrath of right-wing outfits after he said that he fears for his children and added that in some states the killing of cows receives more importance over the killing of cops.

In a TV interview, Shah had said that he fears for his children in this country. He had reportedly said, “In some areas killing of a cow receives more importance than lynching of a police officer…”

Shah’s statement sparked controversy and right-wing groups and online trolls told him to go to Pakistan and accused him of being a traitor. Defending his remarks the actor said that he had not made any mistake by expressing his thoughts. Shah was also unable to attend the Ajmer Literature Festival after right-wing groups vandalised the event.

Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha also slammed Shah for his remarks and added that an artist should not be part of a sinister design of anti-civil society propaganda.