In this new-fangled and advanced India where past news and tweets are easily accessible, it doesn’t take much of a time/effort to unmask our elected leaders and lay them bare. While a simple research on past events can throw any report from authentic sources right at your desktop, a quick browsing session of the past tweets on Twitter can easily let you discover the reality of our political representatives.
…And this simple exercise is what divulges the connection of BJP with the self-proclaimed bling baba aka Pitaji
The Political Party Had Approached Gurmeet Ram Rahim During Haryana Elections in Oct’14
Not long ago the BJP top brass had sought the aid of the self-appointed ‘Messenger of God’ during Haryana elections (October 2014) even after knowing the fact that Singh has serious allegations of rape and murder on his head. According to Economic Times report, a week before the Haryana elections, 44 BJP candidates along with Kailash Vijayvargiya (MP’s Urban Development Minister) met Ram Rahim to seek his blessings. (Check out the ABP Sanjha Video) Interestingly, before this group met, BJP’s top leader Amit Shah had already sought the blessings of this controversial baba.
Post this meeting the Dera Sacha Sauda leader openly asked his followers to vote for BJP.
— आज तक (@aajtak) October 13, 2014
Next, our very own Prime Minister Narendra Modi appraised the baba
Appreciable effort by Baba Ram Rahim ji & his team. Will motivate people across India to join Swachh Bharat Mission! http://t.co/icp4eaLNQg
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 30, 2014
While supporters have argued that Ram Rahim wasn’t convicted then, one shouldn’t dismiss the fact that even then he was accused of several serious offences including rape (it has been there since 2002) and forcing his male followers to get castrated.
People did question and raise their eyebrows on the bonhomie between BJP top brass and Ram Rahim
@narendramodi What about his criminal cases? Will BJP not take froward them after taking his support in Haryana?
— Kuldeep Kadyan 🦁 (@KuldeepKadyan) October 30, 2014
.@narendramodi एक तो हमारा 15 लाख धारे हुए हैं और ऊपर से बलात्कारी बाबा रहीम का प्रशस्ति-गान गा रहे हैं। डूब मारिये महराज.
— Keshava (@Kumar_Ke5hav) October 30, 2014
But then none of the political party members had no reservations in seeking the approbation of the so-called Pitaji for huge votes.
The Haryana election 2014 wasn’t the only time BJP sought the help of this Sirsa based self-proclaimed baba. The same thing repeated during Delhi assembly elections in February 2015.
The Bonhomie of BJP Leaders and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Manohar Lal Khattar and Ram Rahim
Manohar Lal Khattar along with the Love charger baba had launched a cleanliness drive
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) May 6, 2017
— Dr.GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) May 6, 2017
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) October 29, 2014
संत @Gurmeetramrahim जी गरीब मरीजों की सेवा, स्वच्छता अभियान, शिक्षा के प्रचार-प्रसार,नशामुक्ति सहित कई समाज हितैषी कार्यों में लगे हुए हैं।
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) May 6, 2017
Haryana Ministers’ Association and Donation to Dera Sacha Sauda Leader
According to news report, three BJP state ministers in Haryana — Anil Vij, Ram Bilas Sharma and Manish Grover together have gifted Ram Rahim Singh around Rs 1.12 crore.
Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma handed a cheque for ₹51 lakh to the Dera chief as a mark of support. He also appreciated his followers, calling them as peace-loving people. Earlier Sports Minister Anil Vij donated ₹50 lakh to the so-called rape accused baba. He drew a lot of flak for this gesture from the opposition. Before him, it was Manish Grover who had donated Rs. 11 lakh to the sect.
Another amusing fact is that when recently his film titled Jattu Engineer was released the Khattar government declared the film to be tax-free. The Rajasthan government (another BJP ruling state) followed the suit.
#JEinCinemasToday It's a pleasure to announce that after Haryana Govt., Rajasthan Govt. has also declared Jattu Engineer Tax Free
— Dr.GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) May 19, 2017
Isn’t this unfortunate that despite being aware of all the charges and accusations on Ram Rahim, our political leaders willingly grovelled before him. While, these politicians willingly shared a symbiotic relationship with the self-claimed Pitaji, it took the Indian judiciary to take a stand.