Padmaavat row: Suraj Pal Amu resigns from primary membership of BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suraj Pal Amu on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the party.
Amu was on January 26 arrested by the Gurgaon police over the anti-Padmaavat violence after which he was sent to judicial custody till January 29. He was to be produced before a Haryana Court on Monday but had to be admitted to PGI hospital as he fell ill.
The BJP leader was placed under arrest on charges of breaching peace in the city. He has made many cortroversial remarks in the past over the movie Padmaavat.
The BJP leader is infamous for offering a Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in November 2017. Karnbi Sena has been protesting against the movie Padmaavat for allegedly distorting historical facts and showing Queen Padmini in the bad light.
According to media reports, Amu hails from Rajput clan based in Gurugram's Sohna town. He has been a member of BJP since his college days in 1984.