The Delhi Police have called former Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam in for an interview today due to the controversy surrounding his attendance at a religious conversion event. At 2:00 PM today, he has been asked to appear for questioning.
At the event in Delhi on Saturday (October 8), where thousands of people converted to Buddhism, the former minister was overheard swearing. His oath stated, “I shall have no faith in Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara, and shall worship none of them.
The pledge is one of 22 commitments made by Dr. BR Ambedkar that individuals make when converting to Buddhism. Mr. Gautam had earlier stated in his defense that “these are repeated in these events organized every year since 1956.”
Just a day after denying receiving any notice for questioning, he was today seen signing the summons letter that the police had handed to him. “There has been no notification. I provided the information requested when the police came to question me this evening, he told reporters on Monday.
The BJP referred to Rajendra Pal Gautam’s attendance at the event as “religiously divisive” after his oath caused a political controversy. Additionally, it declared Arvind Kejriwal to be “anti-Hindu.”
On the other hand, he claimed that it was a “social and religious event”. According to him, those who were converting to Buddhism were making the traditional 22 commitments laid out by BR Ambedkar. He stated, “These are repeated in these events held each year since 1956.”