AAP’s Sanjay Singh defends alleged casteist remarks after being booked by UP Police

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Lucknow: Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who has been booked by the Uttar Pradesh police for allegedly making remarks against a community, on Sunday said he is not afraid of such action against him and is only demanding that the state government work for every community.

The Rajya Sabha MP, who is also the Aam Admi Party’s in-charge of UP, claimed that people of the state feel “a specific caste is running the government”.

The ruling BJP, however, rebutted the allegations, saying the opposition parties are feeling uneasy due to the action taken against criminals by the UP government and are, therefore, raising the issue of cast and religion.

Cases have been registered against Sanjay Singh in Lakhimpur Khiri, Sant Kabirnagar, Aligarh, Muzaffarnagar and Greater Noida for allegedly promoting enmity among communities and similar charges after his remarks over the recent police action and other issues.

“In a democracy, the constitutionally elected government is for everyone, and not for any particular caste. Since, I have raised this question, cases have been registered against me in five districts,” Singh alleged.

“I am not going to feel afraid due to these cases, and would continue to speak the truth. If I am asking a democratic government to work for everyone, then how does it amount to insulting a caste?” he said.

Speaking to PTI, the AAP leader also raised questions on the role of the opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

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