Amit Shah has landed himself in trouble again. On Wednesday, the BJP president was booked for his alleged hate speeches by the Muzaffarngar police. BJP, however, calls it a "conspiracy" of the Samajwadi Party government.
The chargesheet is based on a video clip from his speech on 4 April during the Lok Sabha elections campaign this year in Uttar Pradesh. Shah, at a rally in Bijnore and Shamli, had allegedly urged the Jats to 'take revenge of the killings during the last year's riots by voting for the BJP candidates', according to The Times of India.
Two FIRs had been lodged against Shah, who was then in-charge of the party's UP campaign, for his alleged hate speeches at election rallies.
Several other BJP leaders have been involved in hate speeches across the communally-sensitive state.
BJP MP Yogi Adityanath was involved in a controversial hate-speech on 'Love Jihad', a term that has been troubling the BJP and its more radical Hindutva parent the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the state.
Interestingly, BJP MP Sangeet Som, who has been accused of making a vitriolic speech that allegedly sparked off the deadly Muzaffarnagar riots last year, was accorded Z+ security by the BJP-led government at the Centre.