Lucknow: The Congress party sacked a Congress leader involved in issuing controversial statements about Atiq Ahmed in Prayagraj. Congress leader and Councilor candidate Rajkumar alias Rajju bhaiya put up tricolor on the grave of Atiq and described him as a martyr. On the release of the video police has detained him and initiated action against him under law.
Simultaneously, Congress has immediately paid attention to the incident and suspended him from the party. Congress leader Rajkumar declared atiq Ahmed a martyr. Besides, he raised a demand to honour him with Bharat Ratna award. While the video got viral over social media City Congress Committee, Prayagraj suspended him from the party for 6 years. Now, police is taking against him.
The Congress termed it as his personal statement and said that the party has nothing to do with it. His candidature, as a corporator, has also been withdrawn immediately. Rajkumar alias Rajju Bhaiya had accused the Yogi Aditya Nath government of the state of killing Atiq. His statement is being criticized across the state, consequently Congress has sacked him from the party.
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Rajkumar Singh alias Rajju Bhaiya is in Congress for a long time. He was the Congress candidate from Ward No. 43 South Malacca of the Municipal Corporation. Earlier, he has contested for the councilor election. The video for his statement has been viral on social media. Police has taken him to the police station for further action.