Hyderabad: Supporters of suspended Goshamahal MLA T Raja Singh on Friday once again publicly demanded his release at the BJP Sangrama Yatra program held at Pedda Amberpet.
Carrying posters of Raja Singh and banners that stated ‘Raja Singh Zindabad’, the supporters pressed at the public meeting for the demand to release the MLA. He is currently lodge din Cherlapally jail, after he was detained for a year under the Preventive Detention Act by the Hyderabad police. The MLA made derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad in a video, which eventually led to his arrest.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Telangana president Bandi Sanjay, who was addressing the meeting, noticed the supporters waving pictures of Raja Singh and stated “PM Modi went to jail, Home Minister Amit Shah went to jail. What is going to happen will definitely happen,” he said appealing to the supporters to sit down.
Raja Singh’s derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed lead to disturbance in Hyderabad and Telangana, as many youth began protesting against him. The MLA has 101 cases booked against him, of which 18 were for communal disturbances. His comments came in retaliation against the state government allowing comedian Munawar Faruqui to hold a show at Shilpakala Vedika in Hyderabad.
After detailed studies, the police explored the option of invoking the PD Act against Raja Singh which did not mandate him to be produced in court.