Friday, April 23, 2021
Home News Reports Know Imran Masood: Congress' candidate from Saharanpur who wants to 'chop Modi into pieces'

Know Imran Masood: Congress’ candidate from Saharanpur who wants to ‘chop Modi into pieces’

Masood was later arrested for his hate speech

Last night, Congress released its first list of candidates for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Along with Congress President Rahul Gandhi who will contest from Amethi and his mother UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who will contest from Rae Bareli, another name that stood out was Imran Masood, who will contest from Saharanpur.

Who is Imran Masood?

46-year-old Imran Masood has studied up to 12th standard and has 6 criminal cases pending against him. But that is not what makes him a curious candidate. During the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Masood was caught threatening to chop off the then Prime Ministerial candidate for the BJP, Narendra Modi, into small pieces.

“Narendra Modi se kaun ladega? Jo thok ke jawab dena jaane Modi *&*#@ ko.” Who will fight against Modi? The one who knows how to give it back to this &@*&# Modi, he had said. In 2014, too, he had contested on Congress seat from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh which he lost to BJP’s Raghav Lakhanpal.

Prior to joining Congress, Masood was with Samajwadi Party. He was declared the Lok Sabha candidate for Samajwadi Party from Saharanpur in September 2013. However, in March 2014 he defected to Congress and contested from Saharanpur seat on a Congress ticket.

In the above video, he also shows off his prowess and political clout he has where people associated with him could break the law and get away with him just because they are associated with him. “If you are going on a motorcycle and a policeman stops you and hits you with a stick. I have the power to stand tall and ask the policeman to get lost. The policemen now themselves step aside when they know you are Imran’s men,” he says. This is power, he says to a cheering crowd.

“For my people, I will kill also and die also,” Masood says.

Then he again asks the question on who will fight with Modi. Addressing himself in the third person, he says, “Imran Masood will fight. He thinks this is Gujarat which has 4% Muslim population. Here there is 42% Muslim population. If he tries to make this into Gujarat we will chop him off.”

Further explaining the vote-bank distribution, Masood says, “Muslim vote percentage is 42%. But even then there is neither one MP nor one MLA. Despite 42% vote share. There are 2% Thakur community votes but there is still one MP, one MLA, one minister and one MLC. There are four people in power from the Thakur community which has 2% vote share.” He adds to the caste divide by claiming how a candidate belonging to a scheduled caste will contest from general seat instead of a reserved seat.

Following his hate speech, Masood was arrested in March 2014. But keeping in tradition with rewarding hate speech, in 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Imran Masood contested on Congress ticket from Saharanpur’s Nakur seat which he lost to BJP’s Dharam Singh Saini. After that, in June 2017, he had threatened forceful agitations by Dalits and Muslims against Yogi Adityanath government. Congress too had supported Masood’s stand on the issue. “Imran is our leader and we support the stand that he has taken locally,” Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar was reported to have said.

Recently, he was also made part of the Congress party’s election committee in Uttar Pradesh. Prior to that, Masood was also in the luxury bus with Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia during Priyanka Gandhi’s first roadshow in Lucknow.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Shashi Tharoor spreads fake news about death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Hindustan Times apologises too: Details

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor spread fake news about death of ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, several others joined in

Mumbai: 13 patients dead after fire breaks out in the ICU of COVID-19 hospital in Virar, CM Thackeray orders probe

CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the incident after 13 people died in the fire at a Covid-19 hospital in Virar West, Mumbai.

‘Sacred’ monument comes up at spot where George Floyd died, has special instructions for White people who seek to enter

The George Floyd Square quickly turned into a memorial for Floyd and was renamed in his memory shortly after his death.

Nithyananda bans Indians from entering Kailasa citing Covid-19, issues guidelines for ’embassies’ around the world

Sri Nithyananda of Kailasa has banned travelers from India into his fledgling nation amidst the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the last few days, availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen increased by 3300 MT per day: Here’s what was discussed in PM’s high-level meeting

The high-level meeting was attended by the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Home Secretary, Health Secretary & Officials from Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Road Transport, Pharmaceuticals, and NITI Aayog members.

Prime Minister Modi cancels political rallies on 23rd April in West Bengal, to hold a high-level meeting to review COVID-19 situation

Amidst the raging second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and informed that he was cancelling his political engagements in West Bengal tomorrow

Recently Popular

Priyanka Gandhi’s Twitter faux pas, takes three attempts for condolence tweet

At 10:38 AM, four minutes after her first tweet, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted correct condolence message to correct intended recipient on third attempt.

Sitaram Yechury’s son passes away due to Covid-19

The CPI(M) General Secretary in his tweet thanked all the medical staff who treated his son Ashish Yechury

NDTV journalist Gargi Rawat Ansari shows how she is willing to sacrifice human lives so propaganda continues to reign supreme

NDTV journalist Gargi Rawat Ansari is married to Yusuf Ahmad Ansari, the great-grandson of former Congress President Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari

TikTok Star Funbucket Bhargav, of OMG fame, arrested for raping minor girl

TikTok Star 'Funbucket Bhargav' arrested for raping a minor. Fans of actor Nithya wrongly assumed she was the victim.

I am tired and extremely disoriented: How I got the Chinese virus and lived to tell the tale

OpIndia Editor Nirwa Mehta takes you through her journey of surviving COVID.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,087FansLike
531,425FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe