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This is OP Sharma. He attacks students and journalists outside a courtroom.
He says patriotism is his property and that gives him the license to take the law into his own hands.
He calls AAP MLA Alka Lamba a "Bazaaru Aurat" and refuses to apologise for his comment.
Be like OP Sharma.
Because he's not just an ordinary sexist goon. He's an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
And be assured that no action will ever be taken against him. Because neither the BJP nor the Delhi Police that operates on its orders, will ever have the gumption to bring this man to book.
Sharma and his goons beat up JNU students and professors who had come for the hearing of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. He was arrested by the police on charges of sedition on 12 February. The goons even assaulted journalists who were just doing their job.
BJP MLA OP Sharma beats up an unidentified man outside Delhi's Patiala House court. pic.twitter.com/Scmm7sclNh- ANI (@ANI_news) February 15, 2016
Delhi BJP MLA OP Sharma and his supporters beat up an unidentified man outside Patiala House courthttps://t.co/PFv8ku45kV- ANI (@ANI_news) February 15, 2016
Ques: Jo Pakistan zindabad ke naare lagaayega usko...BJP MLA OP Sharma: Maarenge pic.twitter.com/HRKc8hYNUx- ANI (@ANI_news) February 15, 2016
Ques: Kya aapne deshbhakti ka theka le rakha hai?BJP MLA OP Sharma: Han le rakha hai pic.twitter.com/E8MFQShpFe- ANI (@ANI_news) February 15, 2016
This article isn't presenting these pictures and video as proof of the BJP MLA's hooliganism.
Instead it's a warning. Because OP Sharma will do it again. And when he does, please don't bother calling the cops. They won't help.
But Sharma isn't an isolated case.
On Saturday, alleged ABVP supporters assaulted Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma inside the JNU campus. They pelted stones at him and even attacked him with a sharp object. Apparently, their target was Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi but Sharma came in the way.
If the Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha isn't safe from saffron goons, no one is.
A video that is being widely circulated shows that it was ABVP cadres who actually began shouting pro-Pakistan slogans during the controversial event on 9 February that led to the arrest of Kumar.
Till now the BJP has always had a fig leaf that fringe elements are behind such acts. But now its own lawmaker is meting out mob justice outside a courtroom.
Hafiz Saeed tweeted this on behalf of BJP MLA - OP Sharma. pic.twitter.com/QgfVNULGwD- Naren Raj Purohit (@Narenpurohit) February 15, 2016
By the way, this is what he thinks of the media.
OP Sharma's lumpen-ism isn't surprising. He is merely trying to rise in the ranks of the BJP.
After all, the party has rewarded riot accused leaders like Sanjiv Baliyan and rape-accused Nihal Chand with Union ministerships.
Or be like Bassi. You'll be rewarded for doing nothing.
(The views expressed here are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of the organisation.)
Edited by Anna Verghese
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