In a very disturbing and appalling incident, a man is seen urinating on a mentally unstable man from a tribe in MP. He is not a BJP member as opposition claims.
A video of a very shocking incident showing a man urinating on the face of a tribal man sparked huge outrage on social media. The accused is identified as Pravesh Shukla and the victim is a mentally ill tribal man from Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi. It is said that Pravesh Shukla is the former representative of Sidhi BJP MLA Kedarnath Shukla. His inhumane act was condemned by many including the opposition party members on social media.
Once the video went viral, people demanded action against the accused. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh took to Twitter to convey that he has instructed on cases against the accused and that the accused will be punished.
अपराधी केवल अपराधी होता है, उसकी कोई जाति, धर्म या पार्टी नहीं होती।
सीधी मामले को लेकर मैंने निर्देश दिए हैं, आरोपी को ऐसी सजा दी जाएगी जो उदाहरण बने। हम उसे किसी भी कीमत पर नहीं छोड़ेंगे। pic.twitter.com/gmNk7PxfZD
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) July 4, 2023
He tweeted “A criminal is only a criminal, he does not have any caste, religion or party. I have given instructions regarding the direct case, the accused will be punished in such a way that it becomes an example. We will not leave him at any cost.”
#WATCH | Sidhi viral video: Madhya Pradesh police takes accused Pravesh Shukla into custody. Earlier a case was registered against him under sections 294,504 IPC and SC/ST Act. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/DY3hJCR64O
— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2023
ANI reported that Madhya Pradesh police takes the accused Pravesh Shukla into custody. And a case was registered against him under sections 294,504 IPC and SC/ST Act.
The accused is a BJP member
Multiple comments from social media users say that the accused Pravesh Shukla is a BJP member. Madhya Pradesh Congress also informed the same. But it is being denied by Madhya Pradesh BJP.
Kedar Nath Shukla, BJP MLA of Sidhi constituency tweeted “A video is going viral on social media in which a person is being told as my representative, that person is neither an office bearer of BJP nor my MLA representative and BJP is against the accused and registered the case under ST / SC Act.”
सोशल मीडिया में एक वीडियो वायरल हो रहा है जिसमें एक व्यक्ति को मेरा प्रतिनिधि बताया जा रहा है वह व्यक्ति न ही भाजपा का कोई पदाधिकारी है और न ही मेरा विधायक प्रतिनिधि है एवम् आरोपी के विरुद्ध भा. द. वि. एवं एसटी/एससी एक्ट के तहत मामला पंजीबद्ध किया।@ChouhanShivraj @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/wkVvHtZuTq
— Kedar Nath Shukla (@KedarShuklaBJP) July 4, 2023
Khushbu, actress and BJP politician also denied mentioning that the accused Pravesh Shukla is not a BJP member. Khushbu took to Twitter to condemn the shocking incident with the caption “In a very disturbing and appalling incident, a man is seen urinating on a mentally unstable man from a tribe in MP. These are the heights of arrogance, insensitivity & an act of absolute heinous crime. He is arrested, but that will not suffice. He needs to be taught a lesson for life. He is not a BJP member as opposition claims. Also, such crimes should be beyond political differences & we must stand together to make sure the culprit is punished and not set free under any circumstances. I, as a person who believes in equality & humanity, hang my head in shame & apologize to the man & the community insulted with folded hands. Nobody should ever go through this.”
In a very disturbing and appalling incident, a man is seen urinating on a mentally unstable man from a tribe in MP. These are the heights of arrogance, insensitivity & an act of absolute heinous crime. He is arrested, but that will not suffice. He needs to be taught a lesson for…
— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) July 5, 2023
However, when searching Pravesh Shukla’s social media accounts including Twitter and Facebook, we found a post carrying his BJP membership card confirming that he is a BJP member. In addition to it, multiple photos of him taking part in the State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Narottam Mishra’s rally, other BJP rallies and one with BJP MLA Kedar Nath Shukla are also found.
— PRAVESH SHUKLA (@PRAVESH4277) July 7, 2019
Moreover, we found tweets carrying videos and news reports including India Today mentioning that Pravesh Shukla’s father Ramkhant Shukla said that his son is a representative of BJP MLA Kedar Nath Shukla. While the BJP MLA denied that the accused Pravesh Shukla is not his representative, the accused’s father confirms that his son is the BJP MLA’s representative.
While the #BJP and local MLA Kedarnath Kashyap kept denying that the accused is a BJP worker his own father accepted that he is a BJP MLA representative… @TheQuint @QuintHindi pic.twitter.com/REkIL2lOnH
— Vishnukant (@vishnukant_7) July 4, 2023
This article is originally published in Tamil by Youturn.
It is found that the accused Pravesh Shukla who urinated on the face of a mentally ill tribal man from Madhya Pradesh is a BJP member.
Khushbu lied that the opposition parties claiming the accused as a BJP member is not true. However, the membership card and photos from the accused’s social media pages and his father’s speech confirmed that he is a BJP member.