BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's latest controversy: A timeline
* Ramesh Bidhuri is a two-time BJP MP from South Delhi.
* He is a controversial figure in Indian politics, known for his inflammatory speeches and his alleged involvement in communal violence.
* In 2023, he was accused of abusing a Muslim MP in the Lok Sabha. This incident sparked widespread outrage and led to calls for his suspension.
September 22, 2023: Bidhuri allegedly used offensive language against BSP MP Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha during a debate on the success of Chandrayaan.
September 24, 2023: Birla expunges the offensive remarks from the Lok Sabha records and warns Bidhuri of strict action if he repeats such behavior.
September 25, 2023: The BJP issues a show-cause notice to Bidhuri, asking him to explain his conduct.
September 26, 2023: Bidhuri apologizes for his remarks in the Lok Sabha.
Bidhuri's comments sparked widespread outrage, with many people calling for his suspension or even expulsion from the Lok Sabha.
Opposition parties have accused the BJP of protecting Bidhuri and of condoning hate speech.
Muslim organizations have also condemned Bidhuri's comments and demanded that he be held accountable.
The incident has further strained relations between the BJP and the opposition parties.
It has also raised concerns about the growing atmosphere of hate and intolerance in India.
Some experts have warned that Bidhuri's comments could have a negative impact on social harmony in the country.
"Bidhuri's comments are a reflection of the BJP's hatred for Muslims." - Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader
"The BJP is trying to protect Bidhuri because he is a Hindu nationalist." - Owaisi, AIMIM leader
"Bidhuri's comments are a threat to social harmony in India." - Ayesha Kidwai, political analyst