BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Saturday alleged that it was BSP MP Danish Ali who first instigated BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri in Lok Sabha by using casteist slur againt Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Nishikant Dubey offered his account of the controversial altercation that unfolded between BSP MP Kunwar Danish Ali and BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri within the hallowed halls of the Lok Sabha.
Dubey, in his communication, accused Danish Ali of being the provocateur, citing the use of "unpardonable" words directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the catalyst. While Dubey clarified that he did not condone Bidhuri's response to Danish Ali, he felt it necessary to provide context to understand the verbal exchanges.
Dubey expressed his concern about the extraordinary commotion that had unfortunately garnered widespread media attention, subsequently being seized upon by political parties with their own hidden agendas to further their politics on the matter.
"When Danish Ali was busy instigating Ramesh Bidhuri with his temperate comments, he made a highly objectionable and derogatory remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. .... he (Ali) could be heard saying "neech ko neech nahi kahenge toh kya kahenge," he wrote.
"In his desperation to denigrate the ruling dispensation and Prime Minister's achievement of landing Chandrayaan 3 on the moon, he screamed across the isle, without the microphone..." the BJP MP added.
According to Dubey, the statement made by Danish Ali was perceived as crossing a line by any patriotic representative and had incited Bidhuri to respond as he did. He noted that the media attention largely overlooked these specifics when Danish Ali uttered what he considered "disgraceful and demeaning" comments.
Dubey did not limit his criticism solely to Bidhuri but also held Danish Ali accountable for uttering "highly deplorable and unpardonable words" against the Honourable Prime Minister of India, a country revered as the largest democracy in the world. He further highlighted that other members and parties also resorted to making unsavory remarks and comments concerning the "cherished faith" of the majority community.
"...not only Shri Ramesh Bidhuri has exhibited 'inappropriate' behaviour but Shri Danish Ali is also equally guilty of uttering highly deplorable and unpardonable words against the Honourable Prime Minister of the largest democracy of the world i.e, the Republic of Bharat. Besides, other Members and Parties also made unsavory remarks/comments against the 'cherished faith' of the majority community," Dubey said.
In response to these allegations, Danish Ali defended his actions, claiming that the narrative was being spun by the BJP. He clarified on Twitter, "Whereas the truth is that I worked to save the dignity of the post of Prime Minister and made the chairman aware of the highly objectionable words related to Modi Ji."