Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 19:58 IST
Rs 10 lakh reward to cut off RJD MLA's tongue in Patna
An organisation allegedly put up posters announcing a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who cuts off RJD MLA's tongue.
Patna: A Patna-based organisation Hindu Shiv Bhavani Sena, on Wednesday, allegedly put up posters in the city announcing a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who cuts off RJD MLA Fateh Singh Bahadur's tongue.
The poster, which was put up near flats of MLAs and MLCs in the city, read, “Whoever cuts the tongue of RJD MLA Fateh Bahadur Singh will get Rs 10 lakh.”
The announcement came days after the RJD MLA stirred up a controversy with his alleged remarks on Hindu deities.
Reacting to the poster and the reward in it, Singh said, “I will file a police complaint against the organisation. I will also write to the Bihar Director General of Police for strict action against its office-bearers.”
The RJD lawmaker had reportedly put up posters at some places here a few days ago which read, “The meaning of temple is the path to mental slavery, while the meaning of school is the path towards light.”
The poster carried pictures of RJD founder Lalu Prasad and his wife, former chief minister Rabri Devi. However, the party has not issued any official statement on the issue yet.
The poster put up by Singh also read, "When the bell in the temple tolls, it gives us a message that we are heading towards superstition, hypocrisy, foolishness and ignorance. The sound of a bell in the school points to logical thinking, a scientific approach and the progression towards light. It is for you to decide, which way you want to take."
Singh had also courted controversy over his alleged remarks on Hindu deities. Luv Kumar Singh, who claimed to be the President of Hindu Shiv Bhavani Sena told reporters, “Yes, we have announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone who cuts off the tongue of Fateh Bahadur Singh for his remark against Hindu deities and temples. He has done it deliberately to hurt our religious sentiments.”
BJP leaders in Bihar had criticised Singh's comments saying, "It was aimed at hurting Hindu sentiments with provocative remarks."
(with PTI inputs)
Published January 3rd, 2024 at 19:46 IST