BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj supports Dera chief, says “Can SC or High Court call Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid?”

New Delhi: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Friday came out in support of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, and said there was only one person against him while crores support him.

“Crores of people are supporting Ram Rahim, and only one person is complaining against him. Is one person right or are crores of people right?” the BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district said.

“There is so much of ruckus over it, law and order has been disturbed, people are dying… Shouldn’t this be a consideration,” he added.

“Can the Supreme Court or High Court call the Shahi Imam (head) of Jama Masjid in this manner? He is also wanted in many cases… Is he their relative? Ram Rahim is a simple man so he is being harassed,” Maharaj said.

At least 30 people have died in violence that erupted on Friday after the Dera chief was convicted in a rape case by a CBI court in Haryana.

with inputs from IANS