Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir right now joined the ranks of the supporters of Nupur Sharma, the now suspended nationwide spokesperson of the BJP, whose derogatory feedback on Prophet Muhammad had triggered a mammoth controversy with repercussions at residence and overseas.
Below the hashtag “#LetsTolerateIntolerance”, Mr Gambhir, who can also be the MP from East Delhi, tweeted: “Silence of so known as ‘secular liberals’ on the sickening show of hatred & dying threats all through the nation in opposition to a girl who has apologised is definitely DEAFENING!”
Silence of so known as ‘secular liberals’ on the sickening show of hatred & dying threats all through the nation in opposition to a girl who has apologised is definitely DEAFENING! #LetsTolerateIntolerance
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 12, 2022
The BJP had suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Jindal final week amid protests from round 15 Islamic nations.
As a number of envoys acquired summoned by host nations, the federal government portrayed their feedback as “views of a lunatic fringe” and cited the ruling get together’s motion in opposition to them.
However the transfer was adopted by raucous protests from a bit of BJP leaders and supporters, particularly from Delhi. BJP chief Kapil Mishra, and district-level leaders overtly supported Sharma.
BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur tweeted, “if telling the reality is revolt, then I’m additionally a insurgent”.
Actor Kangana Ranaut voiced help for Nupur Sharma, saying she was “entitled to her opinions”.
“Nupur is entitled to her opinions, I see all types of threats focused at her, when Hindu Gods are insulted which they’re virtually on daily basis we go to courtroom, pls try this no have to play dons your self…(sic)” she wrote in a Fb submit.
Nupur Sharma, who made the derogatory feedback in regards to the Prophet throughout a tv debate, has mentioned she has accepted the get together’s resolution.
Whereas expelling Naveen Jindal and suspending Nupur Sharma, the BJP issued an announcement, saying it’s “strongly in opposition to any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or faith. The BJP doesn’t promote such folks or philosophy”.