Man who opened fire at Shaheen Bagh protest site joins BJP; gets expelled within hours

Kapil Gurjar, who opened fire at the Shaheen Bagh protest site during last year’s anti CAA protests, has joined the Bhartiya Janata Party. Shaheen Bagh emerged as the face of the CAA movement in 2019. BJP party leaders garlanded him and made him an official member of the party.

After joining BJP, Kapil Gurjar has said that we are with BJP. BJP is strengthening Hindutva. He also wants to take Hindutva forward. He said “I want to work for Hindutva, that’s why I joined BJP. Before this I had nothing to do with any party. I am also associated with RSS”.

However, after severe backlash the BJP took a U Turn. Within a few hours , BJP district convener issued a press note which read: “In the mahanagar office today, some persons from BSP were inducted into the party. In the same crowd, Kapil Gurjar was also present. We were not aware of his involvement in the Shaheen Bagh matter. The moment the party was made aware, we cancelled his membership.”

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