After his controversial comments on Ambedkar, BJP MLA in another row for derogatory remarks on media
'The media should be beaten up, they are hell bent on maligning me,' Bansal said in the audio
A day after tendering an apology over his comments on B R Ambedkar, Rajasthan BJP MLA Vijay Bansal has kicked up yet another controversy after reportedly using derogatory language against the media. An audio of the Bharatpur MLA using foul language against journalists has gone viral on social media.
Bansal, in a conversation with Dalit Sena chief Mahendra Kumar, can be heard blaming the media for the controversy over his remarks on Ambedkar on April 14.
“The media should be beaten up…they are hell bent on maligning me…,” he said in the audio. Meanwhile, many journalists have decided to stage a protest at Statue Circle in the city against the BJP MLA’s “bitter” remarks.
Bansal was not available for comments despite several attempts to reach him. The BJP MLA had kicked up a storm recently when he stated that “B R Ambedkar was not the architect of the Indian Constitution”. The comments had evoked sharp reactions from both BJP and Congress.
On Wednesday, Bansal had tendered an apology in the state assembly for his comments on Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. He tendered the apology saying he regrets his comments and he and his party respects Ambedkar.
His apology came a day after chief minister Vasundhara Raje said yesterday that it was her party’s clear stand that Ambedkar was a respectable leader and the architect of the Constitution.
Bansal had made the comments in the house on Monday which had invited sharp reaction from both BJP and Congress members.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore had to tender an apology in the house on Monday for Bansal’s comments. The opposition had also raised objected in the Assembly on Monday.