File photo of BJP’s Nupur Sharma. (PTI)
The BJP suspended its national spokesperson Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit’s media head Naveen Kumar Jindal as the row over their alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed escalated with protests from some Muslim countries
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- Last Updated:June 07, 2022, 23:43 IST
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Suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Tuesday said she “accepts and respects” the party’s decision. The BJP on Sunday had suspended its national spokesperson Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit’s media head Naveen Kumar Jindal as the row over their alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed escalated with protests from some Muslim countries.
“I have practically grown up in the organisation. I respect and accept their decision,” Sharma said after she was asked about the BJP’s action against her. Amid demonstrations by Muslim groups and the sharp reaction from countries like Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, before suspending its leaders, the party on Sunday had issued a statement asserting that it respects all religions and strongly denounces insult of any religious personality.
Sharma’s comments, made in a TV debate nearly 10 days back, and Jindal’s now-deleted tweets sparked a Twitter trend calling for a boycott of Indian products in some countries. Party general secretary Arun Singh in a statement had said that the party is strongly against any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or religion.
The BJP does not promote such people or philosophy, he said. The BJP statement, however, made no direct mention of any incident or comment.
The statement announcing action against Sharma and Jindal also made no particular reference to their controversial remarks.
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