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Kunwar Bharatendra Singh

Affiliation: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Categories: Hate Mongers
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh

Bharatendra Singh is a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Uttar Pradesh (UP). He is a two-time Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and one-time Member of Parliament from the Bijnor constituency in UP. He is also the former Minister of State, Irrigation, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Singh was accused of inciting anti-Muslim violence during the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013 that left at least 62 people dead, mostly Muslims, and displaced 50,000 people.

Before the violence, Singh violated prohibitory orders and provoked communal tension by making inflammatory speeches during a panchayat meet in Nagla Mandaur village. He was later arrested and sent to jail.

In March 2021,  charges against Singh and other BJP leaders were dropped after Yogi government submitted a plea to withdraw cases in a local court.