Actor Sushant Singh Rajput is not a Rajput because those belonging to the Maharana Prataps clan do not die by suicide, said RJD MP Arun Yadav, sparking controversy.
Strikingly, the JD (U) and BJP asked Yadav to apologize to fans in Bihar and Sushants for the casteist comment.
“I say he (Sushant) was not a Rajput. Please don’t worry, but a Rajput who belongs to the Maharana Prataps clan cannot hang himself by a rope, ”Yadav said on Wednesday at the inauguration of a newly constructed road in Saharsa, his constituency of the assembly.
“I’m sorry… The suspect Singh Rajput shouldn’t have hung himself with a rope. He was a Rajput and should have fought instead… Rajputs kill others first before they die, he says.
Maharana Pratap was not only the ancestor of the Rajputs but also that of the Yadavs, the lawmaker said.
The comments sparked widespread criticism, as the actor’s death became a major issue in the state ahead of the election likely to be held in October-November.
“There cannot be a more bizarre and shameful statement than that made by the RJD MP on the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, which has moved the whole nation. The MP should apologize to the people of the state and the fans of Sushant, ”JD (U) spokesman Rajiv Ranjan Prasad said.
Condemning the remark, BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand said that RJD leaders and workers were “habitual offenders” and this is evident in light of the humiliation inflicted on senior leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh by the eldest son of Lalu Prasads, Tej Pratap Yadav, who compared him to “ek lota pani”. (a pot of water).
Tejashwi needs to clarify and explain his position if he supports MP Arun Yadav and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhary on the issue of Sushant Singh Rajput, Kangana Ranaut and Rhea Chakraborty, Anand said.
People will give an appropriate response at an “opportune moment”, he said, referring to the election of the Assembly.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is currently being investigated by the CBI and other central agencies.
KK Singh, the actors’ father, filed an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna in July, nearly 40 days after his son was found hanging from the ceiling of his Mumbai residence on June 14. PTI