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Lok Sabha 2024: BJP’s Hyderabad Candidate Directs Imaginary Arrow At Mosque, Sparks Controversy

Kompella Madhavi Latha, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Hyderabad, drew controversy during a Ram Navami procession. A video surfaced on social media showing her mimicking the act of drawing a bow and aiming an imaginary arrow at a mosque covered in white cloth.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Apr 18, 2024 21:42 IST
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BJP’s Hyderabad Candidate Directs Imaginary Arrow At Mosque

Leading the procession of the Ram Navami in Hyderabad on Wednesday, Kompella Madhavi Latha, BJP’s candidate from the Lok Sabha seat, sparked a controversy following her video got viral on the social media showing that she is directing an imaginary arrow at a mosque.

The footage showcases Madhavi Latha extending her arms into a stance resembling drawing a bow and aiming it toward a mosque that was shrouded in a white cloth.

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While reacting to the development, Asaduddin Owaisi, leader of AIMIM and rival candidate against BJP’s Madhavi Latha in the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, expressed strong disapproval of Latha’s actions in a video that has stirred controversy.

Owaisi accused the BJP and RSS of provoking tensions and attempting to disrupt the peace in Hyderabad, urging local voters to consider this when casting their ballots. He questioned whether these actions align with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.

AIMIM spokesperson Waris Pathan also condemned the video, asserting that it was an attempt by the BJP to create a communal atmosphere in the country. He criticized the Election Commission for inaction and called Latha’s gesture towards a mosque unacceptable.

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Pathan emphasized that Latha’s behavior incites communal tensions and is a violation of Election Commission guidelines against campaigning based on religion. He called for the Election Commission to take action against her.

In response to the controversy, Latha provided a clarification on social media, stating that the video was edited and incomplete. She apologized if the video hurt anyone’s sentiments and emphasized her respect for all individuals.

First published on: Apr 18, 2024 09:22 PM IST

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