The BJP on Wednesday admitted into its fold Kapil Gujjar, who had allegedly opened fire in the air early this year at an anti-CAA protest site in South East Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, but cancelled his party membership hours later.
Gujjar’s membership was cancelled as soon as senior party leaders came to know of his induction, UP BJP’s general secretary JPS Rathore told PTI.
“Local leaders had processed the induction. However, as soon as the state leadership got information about it, his membership was cancelled,” said Rathore.
“Today (on Wednesday), some youths from the BSP joined the BJP. Kapil Gujjar was also there among them. We did not have information about his controversial past about Shaheen Bagh,” said BJP’s Ghaziabad Mahanagar unit president Sanjeev Sharma earlier in a statement.
“As soon as we got information about the entire incident, the party’s state unit leadership cancelled his membership with immediate effect,” he added.
Gujjar had allegedly fired two shots in the air on February 1 at Shaheen Bagh area in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, where an anti-CAA protest was on. He was taken into custody soon after. No one was injured in the incident. According to eyewitnesses Gujjar opened fire close to the police barricades, nearly 250 metres behind the stage. He was overpowered by police personnel and taken into custody.
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