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Watch: BJP’s Uma Bharti Throws Cow Dung At Liquor Shop Over Prohibition Demand

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s Uma Bharti mentioned it was a “crime” to open a liquor outlet within the holy city of Orchha


Senior BJP chief Uma Bharti threw cow dung at a liquor store in Orchha city of Madhya Pradesh’s Niwari district, amid her demand for complete prohibition within the party-ruled state.

After the incident on Tuesday, Uma Bharti in a tweet claimed the store was not authorized for the spot the place it was situated, and that it was a “crime” to open such an outlet within the holy city of Orchha.

However, police mentioned the store was situated on the place the place it was sanctioned.

A video surfaced on social media by which Uma Bharti was seen throwing cow dung on the liquor store on Tuesday night in Orchha, a non secular city well-known for the Ram Raja temple, situated 330 km from the state capital Bhopal.

In the clip, Uma Bharti was heard telling the individual taking pictures the video, “See, I have thrown the cow dung and not thrown stones.” 

In March this 12 months, the previous chief minister had thrown a stone at a liquor store in Bhopal.

In a collection of tweets on Tuesday night time, Uma Bharti mentioned, “The shop, located at the main entrance of Orchha, is not approved for its current location, but for a distant village. The people and our organisation members staged protests against it continuously.”

In one other tweet, she mentioned folks submitted memorandums to the federal government and repeatedly appealed to the administration to take away this store, as a result of “It is a big stigma on the forehead of this holy city.”

“By all means, the people’s reaction against this shop cannot be termed a crime, because opening a shop here (at a religious place) is a bigger crime,” she mentioned.

Uma Bharti mentioned she obtained info that this store remained open when 5 lakh lamps have been lit on Ram Navami (in April this 12 months) underneath the ‘Deepotsav’ programme organised in Orchha, which, she mentioned, is taken into account as holy as Ayodhya.

“That’s why I have sprinkled some cow dung from a holy cowshed on the liquor store,” she mentioned.

The BJP chief mentioned it’s shameful that regardless of a protest by organisations belonging to “our ideology”, the store remains to be open.

Meanwhile, Orchha police station in-charge Abhay Singh mentioned the liquor store was situated on the place the place it was sanctioned.

The liquor contractor shut the store quickly after cow dung was thrown on it, he mentioned.

Earlier, in March, Uma Bharti had walked right into a liquor store in Azad Nagar space of Bhopal and thrown a stone at alcohol bottles saved on a shelf there.

In the present monetary 12 months, the BJP authorities in Madhya Pradesh has underneath its new excise coverage permitted establishing of residence bars and slashed the retail worth of liquor by 20 per cent.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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