Congress Targets BJP After Madhya Pradesh Tribal Assault Goes Viral, Calls It ‘Party Of Atrocities’

Congress has accused BJP of failing to check atrocities against tribals in Madhya Pradesh after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath

Congress on Wednesday targeted ruling BJP government in Madhya Pradesh after a video purportedly showing a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader beating a man with slippers in Anuppur district went viral.

The party has accused BJP of failing to check atrocities against tribals after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

MP Congress chief Kamal Nath alleged the ruling BJP is becoming a “party of tribal atrocities”, PTI reported.

BJYM is the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against the accused BJYM leader, who was also expelled by the party, the report said.

The report a police official said that one Hirwa Singh Gond (57) and Bhoma Singh (60) were travelling on a motorcycle from Rajendra Nagar to Anuppur when their two-wheeler collided with a pick-up vehicle on Monday.

Bhoma Singh died on the spot following which a large number of people gathered at the spot, the official said, the report mentioned. 

However, two persons beat up Gond, who was riding the motorcycle, he said, the report said.

A video of the assault of the tribal man later went viral, it mentioned.

The two accused, identified as Jitendra Kushwaha and Ganesh Dixit, were booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the official said, the report stated.

It added a probe has been started and further legal steps are being taken.

BJP district president Ramdas Puri said Dixit, who was BJYM Mandal president (rural), has been expelled from the organization, it said.

The BJP believes in social service and there is no place for violence in the party, the report quoted Dixit as having said.

Sharing a video of the assault on his X account, Congress chief Kamal Nath claimed on Wednesday that a BJP leader was beating a tribal man with slippers, it said.

“BJP is becoming a party of tribal atrocities in Madhya Pradesh. What do you want? When you cannot stop atrocities on tribals then at least resign from the post of Chief Minister,” Nath said in a post on X.

Citing cases like the Sidhi urination incident, Nath said that the state has become number one in tribal atrocities.

BJP workers have been given the licence to commit atrocities against tribals, he alleged.

In the purported video of the assault in Anuppur district, a man is seen lying on the roadside while two persons, including one with slippers, are beating him, the report mentioned.