Legal Trouble For Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Statements On Kochi Blasts Lead To Charges!!
Rajeev Chandrasekhar is an entrepreneur, politician, and member of the Rajya Sabha, the parliament’s upper house. In addition to serving as the BJP’s national spokesperson and vice-chairman of the Kerala branch of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he joined the party in 2018.
Even though he is highly well-known for his political career, the public has taken notice of him when he was booked for the remarks he made on the Kochi blasts. Keep reading to learn everything.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Comments On Kochi Blasts Lead To Arrest
Following the explosions that occurred at a Jehovah’s Witnesses conference in the city on Sunday, BJP leader and Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar made remarks on social media that prompted the Kochi police to file a complaint against him on Tuesday.
The case was filed against Rajeev Chandrasekhar under Section 120 (o) of the Kerala Police Act, which addresses causing nuisance and breaking public order, as well as Section 153 (provocation for rioting) and 153 A of the Indian Penal Code (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).
Check out the official tweet posted by Dhanya Rajendran here:
Union MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar booked by Kerala police for hate speech. This comes a day after CM Pinarayi called him lethal venomhttps://t.co/sWbZyNmFtf
— Dhanya Rajendran (@dhanyarajendran) October 31, 2023
Rajeev Chandrasekhar And Pinarayi Vijayan’s Verbal Bout
Following the explosions, Chandrasekhar posted on Facebook, saying, “The price of appeasement politics of Cong and CPM will always be borne by innocents of all communities – That is what history has taught us. Brazen appeasement politics – shameless even by Cong/CPM/UPA/INDI alliance standards to invite Terrorist Hamas to spread hate & call for “Jihad” in Kerala.”
“This is the height of irresponsible madness politics. Enough! ‘You can’t keep snakes in your backyard and expect them only to bite your neighbours. You know, eventually, those snakes are going to turn on whoever has them in the backyard – Hilary Rodham Clinton’.”
The explosions on Sunday at a conference centre in Kalamassery, Kochi, injured numerous people and claimed the lives of three, including a 12-year-old girl. Chandrasekhar’s comments have angered Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said that Chandrasekhar is a lethal poison. Regarding the explosions, the two leaders engaged in a verbal sparring bout on Monday.
‘Not just any poison, he is lethal poison’
– Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan mincing no words as he slams union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar for his communal remarks during the blast in Kochi yesterday. pic.twitter.com/cdx91urs7h
— Korah Abraham (@thekorahabraham) October 30, 2023
The minister of state for electronics and information technology, Chandrasekhar, went to the site of the explosion in Kochi on Monday and said, “To accuse me of being communal or to accuse our party of doing anything other than looking after the best interest of every Indian, is to be a liar. He (Pinarayi Vijayan) is a liar…If not having links with the SDPI, PFI and Hamas is the qualification for being called communal, I am proud to say that nobody in BJP has any linkages with SDPI, PFI and Hamas.”
He claimed Kerala had a history of the Left and the Congress pacifying extreme forces. Rajeev Chandrasekhar stated, “Hamas is allowed to preach hatred in Kerala. It is free speech for Vijayan. The government of Kerala will not do anything. But we are communal. The same CM did not hesitate to put a journalist behind bars.”
He further said, “If the home minister (Vijayan holds the portfolio) is unable to function and protect the people of Kerala, he should find somebody else competent enough to be a home minister and he can be into full-time politics in Delhi. We are not here to blame anyone. We are here as a responsible political organisation committed to making India safe for Indians.”
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Retaliating, Vijayan called Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s remarks an absurdity. “Is this the manner (in which) a minister in the country reacts on such an issue? He should be called not as poison, but as lethal poison. He tried to shatter Kerala’s harmony and bonhomie,” Vijayan said.
“Doesn’t he have faith in the investigating agencies in the country? The probe is going very well and the central agencies are giving full support. The minister was reacting in such a manner without taking these central agencies into confidence. He cannot destroy Kerala’s harmony by his absurdity. Yesterday I said such a person is poisonous. Beyond that, I say he is a lethal poison,” the chief minister added.
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