A leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit landed in trouble after a photograph depicting him with an AK-47 Rifle went viral on social media, following which the party distanced itself from him.
The photo was later deleted from his account. In his defence, Sareen said the two-month old picture was taken at a house in Srinagar and that the rifle in question belonged to a personal security officer (PSO) of his colleague.
The BJP state president Sharma said Sareen has not been an active member of the party since he took over the reins of the organisation two years ago.
His profile picture shows him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while in the cover picture he could be seen with Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Also, Sareen’s recent video shows him attempting to unfurl the Indian flag in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar along with the Shiv Sena activists early this month.