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BJP removes its Ghaziabad president for disrupting Hindu-Muslim wedding

PTI
Published : Dec 28, 2017, 11:21 am IST
Updated : Dec 28, 2017, 12:30 pm IST

A large group of BJP workers led by the accused, and some people belonging to right-wing groups protested outside the venue on Dec 22.

Ajay Sharma was removed from the post for disrupting the wedding of a Hindu woman with a Muslim man in the city's Rajnagar area claiming that it was a case of 'love jihad'. (Photo: PTI)
 Ajay Sharma was removed from the post for disrupting the wedding of a Hindu woman with a Muslim man in the city's Rajnagar area claiming that it was a case of 'love jihad'. (Photo: PTI)

Ghaziabad: The BJP has removed its Ghaziabad city unit president Ajay Sharma from the post for disrupting the wedding of a Hindu woman with a Muslim man in the city's Rajnagar area claiming that it was a case of "love jihad".

Sharma has been removed from the post and Ghaziabad city unit general secretary Man Singh Goswami has been appointed as the officiating city president, according to a letter by BJP Uttar Pradesh State General Secretary Vidyasagar Sonkar.

"I have received the letter from the state head office and will obey the instructions," Sharma said.

A large group of BJP workers led by Sharma, and some people belonging to right-wing groups protested outside the marriage venue on December 22.

The man and the woman were friends and worked together in a multinational company. Their marriage was later solemnized in a court. Police said they used mild force to disperse the protesters.

Tags: love jihad, bjp, man singh goswami, vidyasagar sonkar, right wing
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad