As the coronavirus lockdown hits livelihoods, a BJP MLA from Deoria has stoked the communal cauldron advising people to not buy vegetables from Muslim vendors. Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Suresh Tiwari has asked people to not buy vegetables from Muslims. He cited 'various complaints about people of the minority community contaminating vegetable with saliva'.
This comes just days after Prime Minister Modi called for unity and asked Indians to not discriminate against particular communities.
The Samajwadi Party slammed Tiwari for his comments and said, such people, should be slapped with sedition charges and put in jail.