In a controversial statement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Om Kumar from Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor has sparked outrage with his recent divisive remark targeting a particular religious community in his constituency.

During a speech at the event, Kumar is heard cryptically saying that people of a certain religion, in Nehtaur, did not vote for him, and as a result, he would not work for them.

Amid sloganeering for Kumar and cheers from the audience he stated, “Now I will work for the one who votes for me. Everyone has voted for us. People from every caste have voted for us. Only people of a certain religion have polarized, gathered in one place, only so that they can get a license for hooliganism from Modi-Yogi. We will not let them get that license. I will work for only those who voted for our party.”