“It’s hate, frustration for not voting for BJP”: Residents of Mumbai’s Shivaji Nagar demand action against BJP leader who called voters “Bangladeshis” (Maktoob Media)

Hate Watch

By Abu Saif Shaikh

Muslim activists and residents in the Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar Assembly constituency in Mumbai are demanding action against senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, who delivered hate speeches against Muslims and described the religious minority-dominated region as a “Bangladeshi area” following the saffron party’s loss in North East Mumbai in the general election.

Following the General Election results, the INDIA Alliance candidate from UBT Shiv Sena in North East Mumbai, Maharashtra, emerged victorious with a margin of 29,861 votes over BJP candidate Mihir Kotecha.

Subsequently, Senior BJP leader and former MP Kirit Somaiya posted on X that the defeat was due to the Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar legislative assembly constituency, referring to it as a “Bangladeshi area.”

He further remarked that the loss occurred in the Bangladesh locality, posting these comments in both Marathi and English on the X social media platform.

Residents of Shivaji Nagar are distressed by these derogatory remarks and lodged a complaint at the Shivaji Nagar Police Station.

This story was originally published in maktoobmedia.com. Read the full story here.


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