Highlights

  • BJP's Haryana unit's IT cell chief sacked from post amid controversy
  • Congress demanded Arun Yadav's arrest for tweets against a community
  • Fresh row amid Nupur Sharma, Kaali poster, Alt News co-founder cases

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After Nupur, BJP sacks Haryana IT cell chief amid controversy over tweets; Congress asks 'why no arrest?'

Arun Yadav was sacked from the post of Haryana BJP's IT cell chief after his old tweets targeted at a minority community were shared on social media.

Amid the Nupur Sharma, Alt News co-founder, and Kaali poster controversies, now the BJP has removed its Haryana unit's Information Technology cell chief.

Arun Yadav was sacked from the post after his old tweets targeted at a minority community were shared on social media. Yadav was removed as IT-cell chief, but not suspended from the BJP, as per reports.

Congress leader Srinivas BV called the BJP's action eyewash, and asked for Yadav's arrest.

Controversies over comments allegedly hurting religious sentiments have dominated headlines in recent weeks.

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First, BJP suspended its leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal for remarks regarding Muhammad, who is considered a Prophet of Allah by followers of Islam.

Then, Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested on June 27 for tweets dating back to 2018.

Subsequently, documentary film-maker Leena Manimekalai came under attack for a poster of her new film which shows an actor dressed as Hindu goddess Kaali smoking and holding the LGBT+ movement's rainbow flag.

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