BJP MLA Arrested After Protests Over Prophet Remark
New Delhi: Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh was today arrested for his alleged derogatory comments against Prophet Muhammad in a video, police said.
The BJP leader made the remarks while attacking stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who recently performed in the city.
While Singh, popularly known as Raja Bhaiya and Tiger Raja, tried to defend it as a “comedy video”, saying he made no mention of the Prophet, police registered cases against him after protests by Muslim organisations.
T Raja Singh was a member of the Telugu Desam Party. He later joined the BJP and is currently the party’s whip in Telangana.
Raja Singh has made several remarks appearing to be targeting the Muslim community.
In 2020, Facebook banned Singh from the platform and Instagram for allegedly promoting hate.