Suresh Rana sparks controversy on social media with curfew remark
Shamli: Former Bharatiya Janata Party MP Suresh Rana landed in a fresh trouble on Monday after his controversial video went viral over social sites.
In the video, the BJP candidate from Thana Bhawan constituency in Shamli was heard claiming that he will impose in curfew in a few particular districts of the state if he wins the elections.
"Yadi maidan maar liya to Kairana, Deoband, Moradabad mein curfew lag jayega mitron…. ki Suresh Rana phir jeet ke aa gaya… isliye keh raha ki March 11 ka din hoga… Bharat Mata ki Jai ka naara lagate hue Shamli se Thana Bhawan tak juloos niklega (If Suresh Rana wins the polls again, curfew will be imposed in Kairana, Deoband and Moradabad. 11 March will be the date and a procession will move from Shamli to Thana Bhawan with slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai)," Rana was heard saying in the video.
It may be mentioned here that Rana's role was also alleged in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, in which over 60 people lost their lives.
According to the sources, Suresh Rana delivered the controversial speech in presence of Union Water Resources minister Sanjeev Balyan at a public meeting organised in his constituency.
Later giving clarification over his statement, Rana said, "Due to the fear of hooligans, extortion, the people migrated from western Uttar Pradesh. There is no village or town where migration did not take place due to these reasons. So, I meant to say that if the BJP comes to power in UP then these goons, extortionists will migrate and not the innocents."