By Muslim Mirror Staff
Days after Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ramesh Bidhuri made anti-Muslim and Islamophobic slogans in the parliament, he received support from upper caste Hindus on Twitter.
Several social media users posted under the thread #रमेश_बिधूड़ी_जिंदाबाद (#RameshBidhuriZindabad).
“We are all nationalist Hindus with Ramesh Bidhuri sir. I support Ramesh Bidhuri,” wrote political analyst Chandan Sharma.
“Can Danish Ali ever leave India hurt by Ramesh Bidhuri’s statement? The private jet is set to fly to 58 Islamic countries, but is it more likely that Danish Ali could go to Syria, Palestine or Afghanistan?
Although Pakistan feels that they will keep Danish Ali as their official son-in-law, so he should come to Pakistan, but Danish Ali does not want to go to Pakistan,” he said in another tweet.
रमेश बिधूड़ी के बयान से आहत दानिश अली कभी भी भारत छोड़कर जा सकते हैं?
58 इस्लामिक मुल्कों में प्राइवेट जेट उड़ने को तैयार है, लेकिन ज्यादा संभावना जताया जा रहा है कि दानिश अली सिरिया, फिलिस्तीन या अफगानिस्तान जा सकते हैं?
हालांकि पाकिस्तान को लग रहा है… pic.twitter.com/qoPcLZST2p
— Chandan Sharma (@ChandanSharmaG) September 23, 2023
Firebrand Hindutva anchor Suresh Chavhanke took to Twitter to lend his support to Bidhuri and said, “How did it become insulting to call a Muslim a Mullah? How did Katwa become a crime for those who consider Katwa to be a duty rather than a mistake? If the person who does not say Bharat Mata ki Jai is not called an extremist, will he be called Bharat Ratna? It is not right to make a criminal by playing with the words of @rameshbidhuri land Gurjar of rural environment.”
मुल्ला को मुल्ला कहना गाली कैसे हो गई ?
जो कटवा ने को ग़लत नहीं बल्कि कर्तव्य मानते है उनको कटवा कहना अपराध कैसे हुआ ?
भारत माता की जय नहीं कहने वाले को उग्रवादी नहीं कहेंगे तो क्या भारत रत्न कहेंगे ?
— Suresh Chavhanke “Sudarshan News” (@SureshChavhanke) September 22, 2023
मैं दीपिका शर्मा रमेश बिधूड़ी सर का समर्थन करती हूं, इन्होंने वहीं कहा जो सत्य है।
भारत माता से नफरत करने वालों को इन्होंने बिल्कुल सही जवाब दिया है।
— Deepika Sharma (@MissDeepikaIND) September 22, 2023
During the Lok Sabha proceedings on Thursday, September 21, Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha MP Ramesh Bidhuri used derogatory and offensive language against his parliamentary colleague, Danish Ali of the Bahujan Samaj Party. The incident unfolded on live television, as Bidhuri verbally attacked Ali with a series of violent anti-Muslim and Islamophobic slurs.
During the proceedings, Bidhuri can be heard referring to Ali as a “ugrawaadi” (militant) and an “aatankwaadi” (terrorist), using highly inflammatory language. He also reportedly resorted to derogatory terms, calling Ali a “Mullah aatankwadi,” “bharwa” (pimp), and “katwa” (circumcised). Bidhuri’s statements escalated further when he called for Ali to be forcibly removed from the chamber, stating, “Baahar phenko iss mulle ko” (Throw this ‘mullah’ out).
In the aftermath of the controversial incident in the Lok Sabha involving BJP Lok Sabha MP Ramesh Bidhuri’s use of derogatory language against his parliamentary colleague Danish Ali, the BJP took several actions to address the situation.
BJP President JP Nadda issued a show cause notice to Ramesh Bidhuri, seeking an explanation for his offensive remarks.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh, along with other BJP leaders, expressed regret over the incident.
Singh urged the Chair to consider removing the remarks from the official proceedings if they had caused any distress or offense to opposition members.
The remarks lead to furore in the opposition benches.
“His remarks in Lok Sabha are an insult to all members of Parliament. Bidhuri should be suspended from the Lok Sabha for his remarks,” Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.
The CPI(M) demanded the arrest of Bidhuri.
“No privilege for hate speech, arrest Ramesh Bidhuri. Filthy abusive language used by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri against Danish Ali ( BSP) on the floor constitutes the worst kind of hate speech indicted by the SC. No MP can claim privilege for such speech. He should be arrested,” the CPI(M) said in a statement.
“Abusing Muslims, OBCs an integral part of BJP culture – most now see nothing wrong with it. Narendra Modi has reduced Indian Muslims to living in such a state of fear in their own land that they grin & bear everything. Sorry but I’m calling this out. Ma Kali holds my spine,” Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra said on X.
She called for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Lok Sabha Speaker to take decisive measures against Bidhuri.