JD(U) demands Sakshi Maharaj’s arrest, expulsion from BJP
Seeking arrest of BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his controversial remarks made at Meerut in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, JD(U) on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set an example by expelling him from the party, saying it is a big test for him.
Noting that Maharaj’s comments were first such remarks after the Supreme Court outlawed seeking votes in the name of religion or caste, JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi alleged the BJP MP was “trying to polarise voters on religious grounds” in the poll-bound state. “It is a big test for the PM. Our party appeals to him (Modi) to set an example by expelling him (Maharaj) from the party (BJP),” he said.