New Delhi: Recently suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Pranav Singh Champion was seen brandishing guns and weapons to Bollywood item numbers in a video that surfaced online on Wednesday. Also Read - Nainital Gets India's First-Ever Moss Garden - List of All Tourist Attractions in This Lake Town
In a video that has gone viral, Champion can be seen holding alcohol in one hand and dancing to Bollywood numbers while brandishing two pistols and an automatic rifle, using crass language cursing the state of Uttarakhand. Also Read - Coronavirus: Devotees Won’t be Allowed Holy Dip in Ganga River in Uttarakhand on Kartik Purnima
The police told news agency ANI, “(We) will look into the matter and also verify if the weapons are licensed or not.” Meanwhile, reacting to the viral video, the suspended BJP MLA Pranav Champion said, “This is a conspiracy. They are licensed weapons and not loaded. I’m not pointing towards anyone or threatening anyone. What’s the crime? Is drinking alcohol and keeping licensed gun a crime?”
The BJP MLA from Haridwar was recently making headlines for purportedly threatening a journalist in Uttarakhand for airing a story about a private car that he was allegedly using as a pilot police car. The journalist had lodged a complaint against him in the Chanakyapuri station in Delhi.
Following the incident, Champion was given a three-month suspension by Uttarakhand BJP chief Naresh Bansal followed by preliminary investigations on grounds of indiscipline and misbehaviour.
He was also in the news after he had a tussle with another BJP MLA Deshraj Karnawal. The BJP in the state had set up a high powered committee to probe into the feud between the two lawmakers.