The BJP state unit remained mum on the views of Indore legislator Usha Thakur who had in some ways justified the lynching of a man accused of rape at Dimapur in Nagaland. On Monday, party spokespersons refused to comment on the MLA’s stand.
On Sunday, Usha Thakur had justified the lynching of the man accused of rape saying that rapists should be hung publicly as this would act as a deterrent in the future.
BJP spokespersons on Monday when asked if the party supported the MLA’s views said that they would not like to comment on the issue. When contacted, party spokesperson Vijendra Singh Sisodia said he would get back with a comment incorporating the party’s stand but did not do so.
Sources said that the party had not devised a stand on Usha Thakur’s views.
Usha Thakur, who represents Indore 3 assembly constituency, is no stranger to controversy. The MLA who carries a ‘kripan’ slung across the shoulder and rides a motorbike, had earlier courted controversy during the previous navratri season by saying that Muslim youth should not be allowed at garba functions.