A video of Uttar Pradesh DG has been doing rounds on social media in which the Senior IPS officer of director general rank, Suryakumar Shukla is taking an oath to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. According to media reports the DG took oath at a programme organized by Muslim Karsevak Manch at Lucknow University.
In the video the DG with others could be seen chanting Jai Shree Ram. After his participation in the controversial function, he has come under criticism by opposition parties.
Subodh Srivastava of Congress said, Subodh Srivastava, said, “The officials who are responsible for maintaining law and order, are themselves spoiling the atmosphere. The IPS officer has violated the service rules. The current Yogi Adityanath government should take action against him.”
Shukla, however, said he had done nothing wrong. “I was taking a pledge to create an atmosphere of harmony. The video that has gone viral is an edited version and portions have been deleted deliberately to create mischief,” he told PTI.
“It is misinterpretation… The matter related more to creating a peaceful environment for the construction of the temple rather than construction itself,” he added.