Cong MP Ravneet Bittu Summoned by Punjab SC Fee for Objectionable Remarks
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, who stirred up a row together with his pious seats” remarks, has been requested by the Punjab State Fee for Scheduled Caste to look earlier than it on June 22. The summons was issued a day after a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) delegation led by MLA Pawan Kumar Tinu lodged a grievance in opposition to the Ludhiana MP for allegedly making “casteist” remarks in opposition to Dalits.
The opposition events within the state on Tuesday had slammed Bittu for allegedly insulting the Dalits by saying that the SAD left “pious seats” like Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib to its ally Bahujan Samaj Social gathering. He made the feedback in a video posted on his Fb web page after the SAD and the BSP stitched an alliance final week for the subsequent yr’s Punjab Meeting polls.
Tejinder Kaur, Chairperson of the Punjab SC panel, stated on Wednesday that the Fee obtained a grievance from Pawan Kumar Tinu on this regard. In an announcement right here, Kaur stated the Fee has determined to analyze the matter and has summoned Bittu to look personally on June 22 at 11:30 AM.
A SAD delegation had apprised the state SC Fee chairperson of a video of Bittu during which he allegedly uttered “objectionable” remarks in opposition to the Dalit group. The delegation had demanded that the Fee ought to act on the difficulty instantly to forestall any flare-up within the state.
Different events together with the BSP and the BJP had additionally criticised Bittu’s remarks.