BJP Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj on Friday told people that if they do not vote for him, they will face divine displeasure, prompting the police to lodge an FIR against the priest-turned-politician. Also Read - UP: 2 Gorakhpur Cops Suspended For Not Taking Action On Rape Survivor's Complaint
“If you ensure my victory, I will work for you, otherwise do ‘bhajan-kirtan’ in temple,” he said at an election meeting at Sheshpur village in Sihramau area. Also Read - West Bengal Election 2021: BJP Likely to Release First List of Candidates With 60 Names Soon
“I am a ‘sanyasi’. When a ‘sanyasi’ comes to your door and asks for ‘bhiksha’ (alms), and is not heard, he takes away all the happiness of the family and transfers his sins onto them,” he added. Also Read - West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Suvendu to Get Ticket From Nandigram? BJP to Finalise List of 60 Names Today
“I am quoting from sacred scriptures. I am not asking for money or land. I am here to seek votes with which fate of Indians will be changed,” he said.
Taking a serious note of the controversial comments, city magistrate Rakesh Kumar Gupta said a case has been registered against the BJP MP at Sihramau police station under IPC Section 171C (undue influence at elections) and relevant sections of the Representation of People Act, 1951.
Unnao will go to polls in the fourth phase on April 29.