New Delhi, July 17: Amir Raza Husain, BJP Vice-President in Delhi and famous theatre artist, resigned from his post on Tuesday, July 16. Husain quit from his post following his remark against Narendra Modi over "Puppy" controversy.
Husain, during an interview with a TV news channel on Tuesday, openly revolted against the Gujarat Chief Minister saying, "Modi is a BJP leader, not my leader."
Husain, who was elected as the Delhi BJP Vice President in May 2013, is also known as a close aide of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan. Times of India quoted Husain as saying, "A lot of people like me who live in a liberal as well as minority universe want an anti-Congress option which an Atal Bihari Vajpayee or an L K Advani-led BJP provides for. By promoting Modi, BJP has closed that option for us."
Husain's remark against Modi enraged party leaders. Vijay Jolly, the national executive member of the party submitted a written complaint against Husain to the BJP President Rajnath Singh.
In his complaint, Jolly said, "We should deal sternly and quickly with all such cases. Failing which BJP shall be further ridiculed and become a laughing stock in the eyes of the public."
Husain's statement on Modi surfaced following the controversy where the Gujarat CM said, "Another thing... someone else is driving a car and we're sitting behind, even then if a puppy comes under the wheel, will be painful or not? Of course, it is." Modi, during an interview, was taking questions on killings of people during 2002 Godhra riots.
Modi also invited criticism from many following his another remark of "burqa of secularism". The Gujarat CM who reportedly had said that "Congress hides behind the burqa (veil) of secularism."