A video grab shows Pranav Singh Champion brandishing guns.
An FIR has been lodged against controversial BJP MLA Pranav Singh Champion seen brandishing guns and abusing people of Uttarakhand in a video which went viral on social media.
The video, which has agitated many in Uttarakhand, has angered the BJP leadership in New Delhi. Sources said BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has instructed Uttarakhand party chief, Ajay Bhatt, to initiate action against Champion, who, according to sources, could be expelled from the BJP. At present, Champion has been placed under suspension by the party.
Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Ajay Bhatt suspended Champion as the opposition launched a scathing attack on the saffron party on the issue.
Led by state Congress vice president Suryakant Dhasmana, a host of Congress leaders sought strict action against Champion on the basis of this video and called for filing an FIR against him.
Dancing to the tune of the "gup chup" song from the blockbuster movie "Karan Arjun", Champion was seen holding a pistol in his mouth and a carbine in one hand while there is one more pistol in the other hand. Holding a glass of whisky, he was even seen allegedly abusing Uttarakhand.
Champion was suspended last month after a preliminary report prepared by the state BJP disciplinary committee found him guilty of gross indiscipline and also took cognizance of his alleged threats to a journalist.
A video had gone viral last month also in which Champion, the MLA from Khanpur, was seen threatening an electronic media journalist.
He was also in the news for publicly making fun of BJP MLA from Jhabreda, Deshraj Karnawal.
Later, Champion also challenged Karnwal to a wrestling match to settle their long-standing dispute. Karnwal, however, did not turn up for the match.
Champion, who wanted a ticket for his wife for the Lok Sabha polls from Haridwar, had described the then sitting MP from the seat and now HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as a "migratory bird."
Indo-Asian News Service
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