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In Delhi polls: BJP releases second list, fields Tajinder Bagga from Hari Nagar

After attacking Bhushan leaving many injuries, Bagga had openly taken credit for the assault and called it ‘Operation Prashant Bhushan’

New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and twitter star Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, was getting trolled heavily on social media after his name did not feature in party’s first list of candidates in Delhi polls. But finally, Bagga made it to the second list on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

While Bagga was pitching for a ticket from Hari Nagar, BJP has fielded him from Hari Nagar for the polls scheduled for February 8. Thanking everyone, the elated BJP leader posted a rap song on his Twitter account, ‘Bagga, Bagga Har Jagah’, to highlight his fight against many social and political issues.

Twitter-savvy Bagga has over 6.4 lakh followers, was made the BJP spokesperson in 2017. He started his career with a lesser-known organization Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS). The “nationalist” organization called itself a ‘task force against traitors, anti-nationals and corrupts.

Tajinder Bagga wears his patriotism on his sleeve, first came into the limelight in October 2011 when he was accused of beating lawyer-activist and then AAP leader Prashant Bhushan for his radical opinions on Kashmir. He had also allegedly barged into Bhushan’s Supreme Court chambers, slapped, punched and kicked him in the face, tore his shirt and abused him.

After attacking Bhushan leaving many injuries, Bagga had openly taken credit for the assault and called it ‘Operation Prashant Bhushan’. “He tries to break my country, I try to break his head. Hisab chukka. Congratulations to all. operation Prashant Bhushan successful,” he said.

Later pictures of the injured Bhushan were circulated on the internet.

Bagga had made headlines again after he barged into a seminar and attacked writer Arundhati Roy during an event. His group had also spoil walls around the Pakistan High Commission and pasted posters demanding freedom for Balochistan.

In 2012, his people threatened to force Swami Agnivesh to drink urine after he voiced concerns over news reports that a Visva-Bharati University girl was forced to drink urine by her hostel warden for bedwetting.

Another incident happened in the same year Bagga and his colleagues claimed credit for attacking Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

The BSKS  in 2015 also started online news and opinion blog dedicated to PM Narendra Modi called the NaMo Patrika. On July 1, 2015, he was hosted by the Prime Minister at his official house on Lok Kalyan Marg, along with 149 pro-right other media influencers in an event called super 150.

Bagga is Known for his proximity to senior BJP leaders and the RSS, he was appointed as party’s spokesperson in 2017 was seen as BJP’s attempt to attract youth and Sikhs ahead of the crucial civic polls.

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