Unnao: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Unnao Member of Parliament (MP) Sakshi Maharaj on Friday told people warned voters that if they don’t vote for him, they will face divine displeasure, prompting the police to lodge an FIR against the priest-turned-politician.
Maharaj said, “I am a sanyasi. I am here to beg at your door, if you refuse a sanyasi, I would take away your family’s happiness and will curse you”.
He said “I am a monk, if you make me win, I will win. Else I will do bhajan and kirtan in a temple; today I am here to seek your votes. I am a sanyasi (monk) and I am here to beg at your door, if you refuse a sanyasi, I would take away your family’s happiness and will curse you”.
Attacking opposition, Maharaj said, there is no impact of ghatbandhan in the state. “Earlier, they didn’t even wish to see each other’s faces and today they have come together to defeat Modi. All thieves have come together to defeat ‘Chaukidar’”.
Taking a serious note of the controversial comments, city magistrate Rakesh Kumar Gupta said a case has been registered against the BJP MP at Sihramau police station under IPC Section 171C (undue influence at elections) and relevant sections of the Representation of People Act, 1951.
Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh will take place across all seven phases. Unnao will go for polls, where Maharaj is seeking another term, during the fourth phase of the elections on April 29.