BJP MP Sakhsi Maharaj, who has mastered the fine art of courting controversies over the past few years, finds himself in a bit of a soup . The 62-year-old leader on Sunday inaugurated a nightclub in Lucknow’s Aliganj.
The development comes as the constituency he represents Unnao is at the centre of a nationwide outrage over the rape of a minor allegedly by his own party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
The same leader has once appealed to Hindu women to bear four children each and then give one to the army and one to religious leaders. THe Unnao MP has also said that the ‘vulgar acts’ by couples in parks and cars lead to rape. “When these couples ride a motorcycle, they hug each other as if the girl will eat the boy or the boy will eat the girl,” he was quoted as saying by Hindustan Tiimes.
The nightclub, called Let’s Meet, is located near Ram Ram Bank crossing in Aliganj area of Lucknow.
However, The lawmaker is now claiming that he was tricked into inaugurating the night club.
“I was told by former UP state president Rajjan Singh that it was a restaurant owned by his son-in-law. I agreed,” he was quoted as saying by Times of India.
He has now lodged a complaint with BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey seeking action against a party functionary who urged him to inaugurate the club.
Twitter was quick to poke fun at the double standards of the Hindutva leader
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) April 16, 2018
Good ! They needed it from long time. As they wont had a common place where all safforon colur wearer can enjoy. Congrates @BJP4India
— Dhurendra Mahato (@DhurendraMahat2) April 16, 2018
Please check. Sakshi Maharaj will be on Tinder for sure ___
— PalDoPal (@PallaviDeo5) April 16, 2018
spiritual night club
— arun kottur (@arunkottur) April 16, 2018
Is it a cattle-shed themed night club ?
— Sandhya Murugan (@SandhyamuruganM) April 16, 2018
No Sakshi Maharaj has not done anything wrong , after all they will also need a place to share the sorrows after 2019 loss __
— pradeep gupta (@68pradeepgupta) April 16, 2018
Is this not against his so called Hindu sanskriti.
— mycorruptindia (@mycorruptindia) April 16, 2018
— MOHD KHALID __ (@khalidsalmani1) April 15, 2018
Last year, the BJP lawmaker had defended Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after he was convicted for raping his female followers at a Panchkula court on August 25.
“One person has complained of rape against Ram Rahim. Crores others believe he is God. Who do you think is right?” Sakshi Maharaj said, alleging a “conspiracy to defame not only Ram Rahim and other saints, but also Indian culture.” he was quoted as saying.