Chandreshwar Prasad Singh, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Jharkhand on Wednesday alleged that Swami Agnivesh Staged the attack on himself to come into the limelight.
” As far as I know, Swami Agnivesh is a person who survives on foreign donations. The saffron dress that he wears is to deceive the simple Indians. He is a fraud and not a Swami. He had himself planned this attack to gain popularity,” Singh told the media.
The 80-year-old activist was attacked by a mob on the day the Supreme Court said “mobocracy cannot be the new normal.” He was punched, kicked, and verbally abused by a mob outside a hotel in Jharkhand’s Pakur district.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das has instructed the police to enquire the incident and security has been provided to Swami Agnivesh by Jharkhand state government.