Going against the Bharatiya Janta Party’s official stance, spokesman Tajinder Singh Bagga had publicly made known that he was not going to respect the selective ban on sale of crackers imposed by the Supreme Court of India, and would distribute firecrackers to kids in the Hari Nagar Assembly constituency.
Living upto his promise, Bagga posted videos on social media of him distributing firecrackers to children in New Delhi’s Hari Nagar area. Talking about his open defiance to India Today, he said that he was not flouting any court order as the ban was on the sale of crackers not to lighting them:
I purchased these firecrackers from outside Delhi and I have distributed them. An IIT study says firecrackers contribute only 0.3 per cent to air pollution levels.
Distributing crackers to Kids in Hari Nagar pic.twitter.com/a2CqIXjN2d
— Tajinder Bagga (@TajinderBagga) ১৭ অক্টোবর, ২০১৭
Although BJP has not yet responded to the open defiance of the court order by Bagga, many have supported Bagga’s for distributing firecrackers to slum children:
सरदार की पगड़ी और नेहरू की टोपी में क्या फर्क है,आज आपने दिखाया।।।👍👍👍👍👍👍
— Anand Tripathi (@007_panditji) October 17, 2017
Some have even gone to the extent of comparing him to famous Indian revolutionaries, like Bhagat Singh, and appreciated his courage to stand up for a cause.
Bhagat Singh is and will always be my hero..but looking at Ur courage for standing fr true cause I must admit u hv his gene..huge respectAdvertisement
— sam (@FTYTY) October 17, 2017
Thanks @TajinderBagga sir for spreading happiness.
It is really an awesome moment when we see smile on these cute faces
— Ankit Nagar (@nagarankit007) October 17, 2017
Appreciations from all the corners of the country poured in for Bagga.
Respect from North East. Keep it up what you are doing. This Diwali because of you some kids will have spendid smile in their faces.👍👍👍
— IntolerantAhom (@BattosaiLee007) October 17, 2017
Some cussed institutions & individuals in our country needs rebels like Bagga with up-yours🖕 attitude! Great to see delight on kids’ faces💥
— विजेंद्र Vijendra (@Vijendra1Verma) October 17, 2017
Excellent work that you initiated by you @ Hari Nagar to distribute the crackers to the needy, you wl b blessed Tajinder bhai #Respect 👏👏
— #gurukulsukanya iyer (@sukanyaiyer2) October 17, 2017
1000 salute to your work @TajinderBagga ji.
Keep it up.
— Rajiv shukla (@Larashukla) October 17, 2017
What do you think of Bagga’s effort? Do you think he is in the right in distributing firecrackers among the slum kids on the occasion of Diwali? Do let us know about your views in the comments section below.