Hyderabad : Bharatiya Janata Party's MLA from Goshamahal, T Raja Singh has been placed under Preventive Detention (PD) at his residence ahead of Indian Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui show in Hyderabad on August 20th (Saturday).
On Friday early afternoon, cops landed up at his residence and placed him under PD. Hyderabad police have confirmed no arrest has taken place so far. According to the online ticket booking platform BookMyShow, the tickets are priced from Rs. 499 onwards. Munawar's PR Team has confirmed to NewsMeter that the show is on and the timings are between 7 PM to 9 PM.
Earlier, Munawar took to Instagram to announce his show titled "Dongri to Nowhere". In response to this BJP Goshamahal MLA Raja Singh threatened to set the venue on fire and even 'attack' Munawar Faruqui if the show is on in Hyderabad.
"It was through an advertising link we got to know of the comedy show in Hyderabad. It is for the people to recall that it was Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister K.T Rama Rao who invited him to hoist a show here. And even promised police protection. This is the same man who poked fun at Hindu gods and goddesses. He called BJP a cancer party and made fun of those innocent victims who were killed in the Godhra massacre. How can we allow him to ridicule the Hindu religion? I will hit him if the show is allowed to happen in Hyderabad" he told NewsMeter.
It can be noted that Munawar's show titled 'Dhandho' which was scheduled on 9 January, 2022 was canceled due to Covid 19 protocols. The show was not rescheduled.
In January, the show was announced in the city days after Municipal Administration Minister and TRS President K.T. Rama Rao took a jibe at the BJP government in Karnataka for canceling Faruqui and Kunal Kamra's shows in Bengaluru over threats from Hindu groups