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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father arrested over alleged remarks against Brahmin community

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Nand Kumar Baghel, father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been arrested over his alleged remarks against the Brahmin society. A case was registered against him at DD Nagar police station in Raipur in this regard. The video of Nand Kumar Baghel’s controversial remark is going viral on social media.

A police officer said that on the complaint of ‘Sarva Brahmin Samaj’, the police of DD Nagar police station had registered an FIR against 86-year-old Nand Kumar Baghel late on Saturday night. The officer said that the case has been registered under section 153A (causing enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, caste, place of birth, residence and language) and section 505 (1) (B) of the IPC. In the complaint, the organization alleged that recently, the CM’s father had appealed to the people to boycott Brahmins by calling them foreigners. He also reportedly called upon the people not to allow Brahmins to enter the village.

According to the officer, Nand Kumar Baghel allegedly appealed to the people to “expel Brahmins out of the country”. The organization, in its complaint, said the video of the alleged remarks made by the chief minister’s father is available on social media, informed the officer. As per the police, Nand Kumar Baghel made the alleged remarks while addressing an event in Uttar Pradesh recently. After the controversy arising out of the father’s remark, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also had to clarify and he said that he is very saddened by the father’s remark.

Questions were being raised continuously that action would not be taken against Nand Kumar Baghel as he is the father of the Chief Minister. After this. Bhupesh Baghel said, “All persons are equal in my government. Everyone knows that I have ideological differences with my father. Our political views and beliefs are very different. I respect him as a son, but as a Chief Minister I cannot forgive him for such mistakes which may affect the law and order.” The Chief Minister had said, “No one is above the law in my government, even if it is the 86-year-old father of the Chief Minister.”


Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com

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