A massive rally was organised today in Noida in support of Shrikant Tyagi, a politician who was filmed abusing and misbehaving with a woman a few days ago.
Slogans raised at the panchayat, organised by the Tyagi community members, condemned local BJP MP Mahesh Sharma, who had said the politician was not a member of the ruling party.
Meanwhile, residents of the Grand Omaxe Society, where the incident had taken place earlier this month, is staging a silent protest through posters.
Posters at the panchayat linked the issue with the Tyagi community’s respect while the ones at the society read “United residents against injustice”. The posters at the society said, “We say no to – injustice, oppression, humiliation of women, and abuses, and encroachment”.
Residents of the society said the issue would not have been blow out of proportion if Tyagi adhered to the society rules and not misbehaved with the woman.
“His first mistake was that he violated the society’s rules. Secondly, he misbehaved with a woman and the kind of language he used made this a bigger issue,” said Mahima Joshi, General Secretary, Resident Welfare Association (RWA), Grand Omaxe Society.
The residents said their protest is against Shrikant Tyagi alone and not against any community.
Tyagi was arrested from Meerut after the video of the incident went viral.
He has claimed to be a member of the BJP Kisan Morcha, but the BJP has denied any association with him. He was seen posing with top BJP leaders, including party president JP Nadda, in photos on his social media handles.