Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nandkumar has ceaselessly made statements in opposition to the Brahmin group. An FIR was filed in opposition to a latest public remark, however he was arrested solely after the CM insisted the legislation of the land be utilized to all, even his personal father

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel speaks to the media after assembly with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi exterior his residence in New Delhi, on Aug. 27, 2021;(ANI Photograph)

On September 5, the Raipur police registered an FIR in opposition to Nandkumar Baghel, the 86-year-old father of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. The criticism was registered after the Sarv Brahmin Samaj, a gaggle espousing the reason for the Brahmin group, filed a criticism in opposition to him for making statements in opposition to the group. The FIR has been registered on the DD Nagar police station underneath part 153A and 505(1)B of the IPC (referring to social stress and selling enmity between numerous teams).

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nandkumar Baghel who has been arrested over his alleged derogatory remarks in opposition to Brahmins is being produced earlier than a courtroom, in Raipur, on Sept. 7, 2021; (ANI Photograph)

Nandkumar Baghel, who might loosely be described as a socialist, is a farmer and has lengthy been against upper-caste hegemony. An activist, he has typically been a part of agitations on this path. His most up-to-date feedback described Brahmins as ‘foreigners’, asking them to depart the nation. In response, the Sarv Brahmin Samaj filed a written criticism and submitted proof to the police after which the FIR was filed. Apparently, the statements had been made final month in Lucknow to the media, on the aspect traces of one other programme. Nandkumar had added that sooner or later, ‘my vote however your rule’—a reference to rule by Brahmins by means of votes of different communities—is not going to be allowed to proceed. When the statements grew to become public on social media, the Sarv Brahmin Samaj took be aware and filed a criticism.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel stated he had discovered from social media that it was being stated an FIR was initially not being filed as a result of the accused was his father. He stated that it’s public data that he and his father have ideological variations—the chief minister has typically distanced himself from feedback made by his father. They reside in separate properties, and whereas they don’t seem to be seen collectively in public, this doesn’t suggest an entire breakdown of the connection both. He added that he respects his father, however the legislation of the land could be utilized to everybody.

This isn’t the primary time the CM’s father has made anti-Brahmin or controversial statements. Earlier than the 2018 meeting elections, when Bhupesh Baghel was the PCC (Pradesh Congress Committee) chief and was due to this fact in command of ticket distribution, Nandkumar Baghel had demanded that tickets not be given to Brahmins. He additionally wrote a ebook within the early 2000s that was perceived to be anti-Brahmin. The then Congress authorities had imposed a ban on the ebook in opposition to which Nandkumar Baghel had appealed in courtroom however misplaced. Bhupesh Baghel had in 2018 clarified that his father was not a member of the Congress and that his views had been his personal.

In relation to this incident, Nandkumar Baghel was arrested by the Chhattisgarh police on September 7 from Agra. When he was arrested, he was discovered to have a printed be aware in his pocket saying his combat with Brahmins has reached a decisive flip, and that it might proceed whatever the penalties to him. Nandkumar was then taken to a courtroom in Raipur the place he refused to rent a lawyer and didn’t search bail. The courtroom has despatched him to judicial custody for 15 days.

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