The BJP on Sunday suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma for the controversial remarks made on Prophet Mohammad .
Many countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia had summoned Indian ambassadors condemning his statement.
After this action of the party, Sharma has withdrawn his controversial statement given in a TV program. Amidst all this controversy, let us know who is Nupur Sharma.
Sharma is a lawyer by profession
Sharma, a lawyer by profession, is the national spokesperson of the BJP and has been representing the party on different issues on news channels for a long time.
Sharma, who studied at Delhi’s Hindu College, became active in politics since her college days. He also studied at the London School of Economics.
Nupur has been a youth ambassador for Teach for India (belonging to Teach for America).
Political career started from Delhi University
Nupur Sharma was elected President of Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) on the ticket of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ( ABVP ) during college days and her political career started from here.
She has also been in the National Executive Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha associated with the BJP. Apart from this, he has also served on the post of national media cum in-charge of Morcha.
Nupur has been a member of the state executive of Delhi BJP.
The election was fought against Kejriwal
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, BJP fielded Nupur Sharma in front of Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi. However, in this election, Sharma had to face defeat by a huge margin.
Sharma may have lost the election, but he impressed the party leaders with his style and after that his graph in politics continued to rise. Even after losing the election, the party gave him a chance in many important positions.
What is the controversy about the statement?
Nupur had made controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad during a debate on a news channel. Many people were protesting this remark and demanding an apology from him.
Violence broke out in Kanpur on Friday during a bandh called in protest against his statement , in which many people were injured.
Initially, Sharma had defended himself saying that he had not made any derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad.
After Nupur Sharma, another BJP leader Naveen Kumar Jindal also made controversial remarks. Several countries, including Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Iran, had lodged their protest expressing strong objection to these comments.
After this, the government that came into action expelled Jindal from the party, while Sharma has been suspended.
The BJP said that the party does not agree with the views of these two.