Amid ongoing tension between members of the Gurjara and Rajput communities over the unveiling of a statue depicting 9th-century ruler Mihir Bhoj, a Gurjara ruler, in Kaithal, around 90 Rajput community office-bearers and BJP and RSS volunteers have resigned. They accused the BJP-led Haryana government of not protecting their interests.
The decision was taken in a meeting held at Rajput Dharamshala in Karnal on Monday and they have also convened a Mahapanchayat in Karnal on July 30 in this regard.
During the meeting, the community members said that an idol of Raja Mihir Bhoj was unveiled in Kaithal last week, depicting Raja Mihir Bhoj as a Gurjara, and that this has agitated the Rajput community.
They also condemned the BJP-JJP government for using force on members of the Rajput community during a protest march in Kaithal.
Speaking on the occasion, Haryana Rajput Rajput Sabha state president Davinder Singh said 39 officers and volunteers of the RSS and 49 of the BJP have jointly resigned from their posts. More community members affiliated with BJP and RSS will soon resign.
He said that words of Gurja should not be written on the idol and wherever it is written it should be removed immediately. They demanded the formation of a committee to establish Raja Bhoj caste to avoid such clashes in future.
However, the Haryana Chief Minister urged both communities not to engage in such controversies.