Sadhvi Prachi sparks row with ‘boycott Muslims making Kanwar’ remark

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 July 2019, 02:37 PM

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi has sparked a row with her latest remark about boycotting Muslims making ‘Kanwar’ for devotees of Lord Shiva in Haridwar.

"99 per cent of Muslims make Kanwar for Lord Shiva devotees in Haridwar. They should be boycotted. They should be asked to leave from there. Hindus of my country should get employment opportunities," Prachi said while addressing a gathering in Bhagpat on Wednesday.

Her remarks came just a few days after a Samajwadi Party Kairana MLA Nahid Hasan reportedly urged the people of his assembly segment to boycott "pro-BJP" shopkeepers.

"For 10 days, one month, go elsewhere, to other villages but for solidarity with your brothers, face some hardships. Boycott these BJP people in the market. Only then things will improve. Their homes run because we buy things from them. And because of that, we are suffering," he is heard saying in a video which has now gone viral.

His comment drew sharp criticism from the BJP. Party’s lone MLA in Telangana Raja Singh hit out at Samajwadi Party legislator saying that it will lead to his death.

"I would like to tell that MLA that if we think of the same thing, if we boycott the shops of your people you will die of hunger and you people will have to eat by begging," said the BJP MLA from Goshamahal.

First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019 02:35 PM
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