Darbhanga: Lok Sabha MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has stirred a controversy, asking the Dalits and people from the backward community to pick up arms for fighting atrocities and shoot the corrupt officials.
Yadav brazenly stated that he would reward those who beat the corrupt officials to death in public.
“If the government is not taking action against bureaucrats and ministers who are looting the poor then the Dalits should shoot the politicians responsible for deaths like that of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. The Dalits should fight against all those who are responsible for Vemula’s death,” Yadav said.
“Those who bring the tapes of corrupt officials would be rewarded Rs. 25,000 and those who beat them to death in public would be awarded Rs. 10 lakh from my side,” he added.
The Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader had earlier during a discussion on the Aircel-Maxis deal in Parliament demanded that corrupt politicians and bureaucrats should be hanged as punishment for indulging in corruption.
His comment — that all politicians are corrupt – drew sharp reactions in the House, leading Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu to intervene.