He stormed the Uttar Pradesh Assembly with his colleagues and party Vice President Uma Bharti, and challenged the police to arrest him for allegedly delivering a hate speech during the riots in Muzaffarnagar. This happened after a week of the expose and the filing of the chargesheet that named BJP MLA Bhartentu Singh, Bharatiya Kisan Union leaders Rakesh Tikait and Naresh Tikait, BSP MP Kadir Rana, BSP MLA Noor Saleen Rana, BSP MLA Jameel Ahmed, Congress leader Saidujama and 16 others.
"Arrest me if you can", BJP MLA Sangeet Som said
Surprisingly, despite the cordoning off of the State Assembly by the police to arrest the ministers, Som entered the precincts without any problem. To add to it, he told the media the he has been in his constituency and has no clue where the police was searching for him.
Apart from the above-mentioned, those supposed to be arrested include BJP's Hukum Singh and Suresh Rana, who were also named in the FIR. However, they attended the Assembly on Monday.
The unrest and the turmoil in Muzaffarnagar saw itself percolating in the Assembly too when the opposition BJP and BSP cornered the SP Government for not fulfilling their responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister and the representative of the minority in the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state Azam Khan denied all allegations that he had asked the police to go slow on the Muzaffarnagar rioters, as shown by a news channel. "I have nothing to do with it. I have nothing to explain. What channel has done is professionally wrong. The reporter has put words in the SHO's mouth. All the call records are available, you can investigate it. If I am found guilty I am ready for punishment."