New Delhi: Karni Sena chief Surajpal Singh Ammu was appointed BJP spokesperson in Haryana, days after he justified the killing of Asif Khan and made genocidal remarks against Muslims at a mahapanchayat held in the state’s Nuh district.
BJP Haryana president Om Prakash on 11 June shared a list of its new media team on Twitter, which includes the name of Surajpal Singh Ammu.
Ammu has been actively involved in hate speech against various individuals and communities particularly Muslims.
In 2017, he had come to the limelight for announcing a reward for beheading actor Deepika Padukone over the controversy surrounding the film ‘Padmaavat’.
Recently, he attended an event in support of men arrest on charges of killing Asif Khan, a gym trainers from Khalilpur village of Haryana’s Nuh district. Speaking at the event, he justified justified killing of Muslims.
”Can’t we even murder them?” Ammu asked in his speech.
Due to such events, tensions have been rising around Khalilpur Kheda village, where Asif’s family lives. His relatives are concerned about their security.