Violence in the Jahangirpuri area of the national capital of India, Delhi has sent shockwaves across the length and breadth of the country. On 16 April 2022, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, a Hindu–Muslim clash occurred in the midst of a Hindu procession. Soon after the incident, politics started over the saddening incident with Aam Aadmi Party (ruling in Delhi) alleging that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) engineered violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. To talk about the incident and other topics, journalist Anurag Sason has an in depth conversation with BJP’s national general secretary Tarun Chugh.
Here are important excerpts from the exclusive interview: (Scroll down to watch the complete interview in Hindi/पूरा इंटरव्यू हिंदी में देखने के लिए नीचे स्क्रॉल करें)
Q1) Your comments on Jahangirpuri violence.
Tarun Chugh: It is unfortunate. Some political people, organisations do not want peace in Delhi. So, again and again, they do such things which insult the nation. They want to hurt PM Narendra Modi’s government which for the past eight years is working with the motive of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.
Q2) FIRs are lodged against Delhi BJP leaders like Naveen Kumar by Punjab police. Your reaction.
Tarun Chugh: It is unconstitutional and unlawful. AAP (which is ruling in Punjab) is stopping freedom of expression! Is there an emergency in Punjab? People understand everything.
Q3) Your reaction to Aam Aadmi Party’s nationwide survey seeking people’s opinion on itself, BJP.
Tarun Chugh: Which poll you are talking about? People already expressed their will when they voted (for BJP) in Lok Sabha Polls 2019.
Q4) Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh (both presently ruled by BJP) will witness assembly polls later this year. AAP is claiming that the people are with the party. Do you see it as a threat?
Tarun Chugh: See…who can stop someone from daydreaming? These dreams will remain dreams.
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About the author: Anurag Sason is an Indian journalist with experience in mainstream journalism. He has worked in newspaper, news agency, TV, news app (short video sharing app) and digital media. He tweets at @AnuragSason
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