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In poll-bound Bihar, BJP releases posters with Sushant's photo

Last updated on: September 07, 2020 12:58 IST

Stickers and masks bearing photos of Sushant Singh Rajput can be seen in various places in Bihar, where the Bharatiya Janata Party has launched a campaign seeing justice for the late actor.

The BJP's cultural cell -- Kala Sanskriti Manch -- has released stickers and masks with the photo of Rajput and the message Na bhoole hain, na bhulne denge (we have neither forgotten nor will we let anyone forget)

The actor was found dead at his residence on June 14 this year.

Barun Kumar Singh, state coordinator of Kala Sanskriti Manch said so far we have printed 30,000 stickers and posters and 30,000 face masks.

"We have been using these as a sign of a movement to seek justice for the late actor who died in Mumbai," said Singh.


With the Bihar assembly elections approaching, there have been allegations that the party has been attempting to give the matter a political angle.

"It is not a political issue but a matter close to my heart. Earlier, we demanded a CBI inquiry to probe the matter (Sushant Singh Rajput's death). I had even sent letters to ministers demanding justice for him (Sushant)," Varun Kumar Singh said.

"We started this movement on June 16. Being a part of BJP Kala Sanskriti Manch, I supported him. He was an artist and so am I," Singh said.

On being asked why BJP leaders are using the stickers and masks, Singh said, "It started at BJP office so we were the first ones to put it on our vehicles."

Bihar BJP spokesperson, Nikhil Anand said, "BJP Kala Sanskriti Manch have been working for the welfare of the artists. They are paying tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput and they want justice."

"It was never a political step but is a feeling of solidarity," Anand said.

Janata Dal-United leader Rajeev Ranjan said, "Since the election dates have not yet been disclosed, one cannot connect the actor's (Sushant) death with the upcoming election in Bihar."

"Instigating someone to commit suicide is the matter of concern," he said

"The Maharashtra government was controlling the state police in the matter," he added.

The Election Commission is likely to announce the schedule for the Bihar polls sometime this month.

Polls to the 243-seat assembly are likely to be held in October-November.

Photographs: @bjpbarunsingh/Twitter
Source: ANI