Tajinder Bagga is the second spokesperson of BJP to face an FIR recently. Earlier this month, Sambit Patra was also booked in a similar case.
New Delhi: On a complaint made by a district president of India Youth Congress, an FIR has been filed against BJP’s Tajinder Bagga in Chhattisgarh.
FIR is reportedly filed against him for using offensive language against the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and for trying to disturb communal harmony.
Bagga is one of the most controversial Delhi spokesperson of BJP. He contested and lost the assembly polls from Harinagar constituency in Delhi in February.
Bagga has been booked under sections 153-A, 505, and 66 of the Indian Penal Code in Bhanupratapur police station of Kanker on a complaint filed by Pankaj Wadhwani, the Kanker district president of Youth Congress.
In his complaint, Wadhwani has objected to Bagga’s tweets in which he has accused Rajiv Gandhi of killing 5,000 Sikhs.
I don't agree with @sambitswaraj Ji, He said Rajiv Gandhi killed 3000 people. I want to say it's just official figure, unofficial figure is more than 5000. Rajiv Gandhi is Murderer.
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) May 11, 2020
The FIR states that Bagga’s tweets create “animosity between various communities” and “badly affect the peaceful atmosphere.”
After IYC’ official handle posted about the FIR against Tajinder Bagga, he responded with: “Rajiv Gandhi is Murderer, saying again. Do whatever you can.”
Before joining the BJP, Bagga led an outfit called “Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena” that he said was a ‘task force against traitors, anti-nationals and the corrupt’. He was appointed as Spokesperson for Delhi BJP in 2017.
Tajinder Bagga has been known for controversies even before he joined BJP.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was given candidacy from Hari Nagar constituency before Delhi elections earlier this year.