Gyandev Ahuja, the BJP legislator from Rajasthan, has been in the news of late.
A couple of months ago, Ahuja exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in the then ongoing crisis at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Apparently, Ahuja and his men found that 3,000 condoms were used on campus everyday, along with, among other things, 500 'abortion syringes'.
Vexed by his bizarre pronouncements, BJP President Amit Shah had summoned Ahuja then. The MLA from Ramgarh in Alwar district, may be in for some more trouble after his latest statement.
According to reports, the BJP legislator has admitted that he accepts “illegitimate money”. However, he likens himself to a latter day Robin Hood, claiming to spend that money on worthy causes.
On Friday, Ahuja said that he uses the “do number ka paisa” on noble causes like offering help for the wedding of girls from poor families and saving cows. The BJP legislator also said that he gives the donor a receipt for the black money he receives.
“Whenever someone offers it to me, I ask them to spend it on some good cause, like on the upkeep of temples and gurdwaras… I also give them a receipt. Some people ask me, why a receipt if it is illegitimate money. I say they have spent it on a good cause, so what is the harm in giving them a receipt,” he told Indian Express.
The MLA has a history of distinguishing himself..
In the 1990s, while he was a member of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and the RSS, Ahuja allegedly slapped a cop on duty. He was booked by the police and a warrant was issued. But he refused to appear before the police for almost a decade and remained on the list of people wanted by the cops.
While still wanted by the cops, Ahuja contested three elections, losing two (1993, 2003) and winning one (1998). In 2003, when the BJP came to power, Ahuja petitioned then home minister to ask the cops to drop the case against him.
Ahuja is a self-proclaimed protector of cows and makes no bones about his support for vigilantes in his village.
"I give them money, I give them support, I hold classes on the virtues of cow," he had said in an interview to the BBC.
Ahuja also boasts of his grasp on all things connected to gau mata. A sample of his knowledge: "California is entirely electrified by cow dung fuel or bio-gas, cow milk contains traces of gold; and foreign experts say killing cows in India will "lead to volcanoes, earthquakes and drought".
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