Boycott shops run by BJP supporters: SP MLA to villagers

The controversial Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA, Nahid Hasan, has once again hit the headlines over his incendiary remarks. A video of him that has gone viral on social media shows him urging his supporters to boycott shops and services managed by Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters.

Nahid Hasan

"I urge everyone in Kairana, and in nearby villages, who buy things from Kairana, to stop buying anything from the BJP supporters. For ten days, one month…go elsewhere, to other villages. For solidarity with your brothers, face some hardships but boycott the BJP people in the market. Only then things will improve. Their homes run because we buy things from them. And because of that, we are suffering,” he is heard saying in the video.

Hasan, an MLA from Kairana, a communally sensitive area, was in the news recently over his remarks on the alleged exodus of Hindus during the reign of SP government headed by Akhilesh Yadav.