New Delhi, Dec 9: Days after she sparked a massive controversy with her remarks while campaigning for the BJP ahead of assembly polls, Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, on Monday addressed two 'nukkad sabhas' in the state capital, but to everyone's surprise the minister refrained from speaking anything this time.
The Minister of State for Food Processing said 'she won't say anything for people may take offence'. At both the Jan Sabhas, Jyoti ended by singing bhajans, and in both places she reportedly poked fun at the outrage caused by her comments, last week.
While addressing the public at New Ashok Nagar she said, "I won't say much, some people take offence. I don't need to say much. The intelligent only need a hint to understand. The elections are coming. We have to win, do we not? Close your fist... when you have to face someone... you need a fist. I'll now sing a bhajan... people should not take offence."
The BJP MP from Fatehpur was at the Centre of a massive controversy after making a derogatory remark while addressing an election rally at Delhi's Shyam Nagar on Dec 1.
"Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzadon ki banegi ya haramzadon ki." (People of Delhi have to decide if they want a Government of Ramzaadon (followers of Ram) or haramzadon (a Government of those who are illegitimate).
Earlier on Monday, the BJP relocated the scheduled venue of her public meetings, following police instructions.
Jyoti, who was to address a 'nukkad sabha' on Monday evening in the Block-36 of Trilokpuri, which witnessed communal violence last month, held the meeting at a venue in Block-34. The police asked BJP morning to look for a new venue.
"We have changed the venue of Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's nukkad sabha following instructions by police. We have shifted the venue slightly in view of law and order situation. The new venue is in Block-34," said a BJP spokesperson.
Jyoti's speech in another part of Delhi recently had triggered a furore following which she had to tender an apology in the Parliament on the orders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi then urged the opposition to get back to work and forgive the minister, who, he stressed is a first-timer MP and has "a rural background."