BJYM deletes 7 of his posts for heckling at Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain



The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) of Madhya Pradesh has dismissed the chairman of its Ujjain district unit and six other board members for allegedly creating a row at the Mahakaleshwar temple during the visit of the head of the Tejasvi Surya organization.

On Thursday, police had filed a first information report (FIR) against two people in connection with the rowdiness, which took place on Wednesday when Surya visited the famous Ujjain temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the one of the 12 ‘jyotirlingas’ in the country.

BJYM State Unit Leader Vaibhav Pawar released a list of 18 party workers and leaders who were allegedly involved in the incident, which he said ‘damaged the dignity of the temple’ .

The list includes Amay Sharma, District (Urban) Chairman of BJYM, Narendra Singh Jalwa, its District (Rural) Chairman. Both were removed from their posts. Besides them, working committee members Devendra Baghela, Saurav Gaushar, Lakki Gurjar and Shubham Dabbewala were also removed from their posts.

BJYM’s Nagda city chairman, Bhawani Devda, was also removed from office due to the rowdiness at the Mahakaleshwar temple.

Some videos of the incident which went viral on social media platforms showed a large number of BJYM activists following Tejasvi Surya as he entered the temple. They were seen creating an uproar after being blocked by guards from entering the temple’s sanctum sanctorum.

In some of the clips, they were seen breaking through the barricades of the temple’s Nandi Grah (hall) and knocking over the donation box. Several social media users had criticized the act of the BJYM workers in the temple.

Temple administrator Ganesh Dhakad said he filed a complaint with the police over the incident.

Following the complaint filed by the temple administration, an FIR was registered against two individuals, Vikram Thakur and Raghvendra, under section 353 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (assault or criminal force to deter an official from committing discharge of duty), 323 (willfully causing injury) and 34 (act performed by several persons in pursuit of a common intention).

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