CHANDIGARH: Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu, who had announced Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading Padmavati actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, today resigned as the chief media coordinator of the state unit of the party.
The resignation comes as the state unit of the saffron party served a show-cause notice on him seeking explanation over his controversial remarks.
In his resignation letter, which he forwarded to Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala states that he was upset over Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar allegedly skipping a meeting with representatives of the Karni Sena on Tuesday. He claimed that Khattar had given him time for a meeting. “ Khattar does not need
dedicated workers and office-bearers. He is surrounded by a coterie which is taking him away from dedicated workers for the last three years. I had worked with full dedidcation for the party in the past few years,” the letter stated.
Barala confirmed that he got Amu’s resignation but added that no decision had been taken by the party on his resignation so far.
Amu said that he will continue to work as an ordinary BJP worker. The state unit of the saffron party had immediately distanced itself from Amu’s remarks, saying he had made them in his personal capacity.
Amu had made these remarks at function of the Rajput community in Delhi recently, as he had said that how can we allow somebody to distort history and mislead the people by projecting the heroic character of Rani Padmavati in a poor light while glorifying the villains of history. We will not allow the release of
this film at any cost.
"We will reward the ones beheading them with Rs 10 crore and also take care of their family needs. We know very well how to treat those who insult the Rajput community, " he had said.