In a tweet, BJP national secretary and Andhra Pradesh co-leader Sunil Deodhar alleged that some anti-social elements had thrown stones at the religious procession and threw “beer bottles” at the idol from a “illegal mosque”.
The BJP leader called for ‘bulldozing justice’ in the state and asked the chief minister how long he was going to test the patience of Hindus. Recently, the homes and properties of those involved in the communal clashes in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh have been demolished. Also in Delhi, the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation has waged an “anti-encroachment campaign” in violence-hit Jahangirpuri.
He also shared a video in which a group of people can be seen shouting slogans and making obnoxious gestures as the motorcade headed towards the Madras bus station.
“Alarming situation witnessed by Hindus in Nellore yesterday when stones were thrown from the illegal ‘Hanuman Sobha Yatra’ mosque and a bottle of beer was also thrown at the idol! Shame! Mr. @ysjagan How much long will you test the patience of Hindus? PA needs #buldozerjustice @HMOIndia,” he wrote on Twitter.
Senior BJP official Vakati Narayana Reddy also claimed stones were thrown at the motorcade, accusing the chief minister of risking the lives of Hindus to “appease a certain community”.
“Hindu gods have been abused, stones have been thrown at the peaceful shobhayatra. If this situation persists, the day is not far when Hindus will no longer be able to move freely on the roads. To appease a certain community, @ ysjagan is risking the lives of Hindus. #buldozerjustice,” he said.
‘Be ready to retaliate with stones’: BJP MP incites Hindus to violence in Khargone
Incidents of communal violence were reported in some parts of the country on the occasion of Ram Navami on April 10. Clashes also broke out between two communities during the Hanuman Jayanti procession in northwest Jahangirpuri during which some vehicles were set on fire and stones were thrown.