BJP seeks ‘sedition’ case against Rawat for Khali event

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2016 14:04 IST
Former WWE wrestler Dilip Singh Rana alias the great Khali after defeating Canadian wrestler Brody Steel in Dehradun on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP demanded on Wednesday a case against chief minister Harish Rawat for allegedly patronising anti-India statements at a programme where “a foreign wrestler insulted the country”.

The remarks were allegedly made at a wrestling show titled, “The Great Khali Returns” where the former WWE wrestler from India took on Brody Steel and his tag team partners.

The programme was part of Rawat’s youth outreach intitiative called CM4YOUTH.

The opposition party also demanded a case against Canadian heavyweight wrestler Brody Steel for insulting India.

“The chief minister offered red carpet welcome to those foreign fake wrestlers who insulted India and its people on the eve of second edition of ‘Return of the Great Khali’ in the state capital,” said Dehradun BJP’s state spokesperson Munna Singh Chauhan.

He accused the chief minister, government officials of watching quietly when foreign wrestlers were saying “Indians are filthy and his country’s subjects”.

It is “another form of sedition” for which Rawat should be booked immediately, Chauhan told a news agency.

“Now it’s an established fact that Congress leaders and their governments are patrons of those insulting the nation,” said Chauhan.

BJP spokesperson said they will hold a series protests across the state to send message to the people as to how state government was protecting anti-India speakers.

With inputs from PTI

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