Suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) due to her alleged disparaging remarks against the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), Nupur Sharma, on Sunday, unconditionally withdrew the controversial statement made during a televised debate and stated that she had never intended to hurt anybody’s religious feelings.
The BJP, on Sunday, had suspended the primary membership of the spokesperson.
In a statement, she tweeted: “I have been attending TV debates for the past many days where our Mahadev was being insulted and disrespected continuously.
It was mockingly being said that it is not Shivling but a fountain.
The Shivling was also being ridiculed by comparing it to roadside signs and poles in Delhi.” In a letter to Nupur Sharma, Om Pathak, the member secretary of the BJP Central Discipline Committee, said: “You have expressed views which are contrary to the Party’s position. I have been directed to convey to you that pending further inquiry, you are suspended from the party and your responsibilities.”
Party sources said the BJP had to release the statement, as Sharma’s controversial remarks had offended the feelings of the Muslim community.
The Mumbai police filed an FIR against Sharma, on the basis of a complaint from Irfan Shaikh, joint secretary of the Mumbai wing of the Raza Academy.