While talking to TOI, Sharma said, “I’ve practically grown up in the organisation. I respect and accept their decision.”
She was asked to comment on her suspension by the party.
While Sharma was suspended, another BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar Jindal was expelled from the party for his disparaging comments.
The BJP took the action after several Gulf countries registered strong objections to the remarks from Sharma and Jindal.
Sharma has unconditionally withdrawn her statements.
In a tweet on June 5, she said, “I have been attending TV debates for the past many days where our Mahadev was being insulted and disrespected continuously. It was mockingly being said that it is not Shivling but a fountain. The Shivling was also being ridiculed by comparing it to roadside signs and poles in Delhi.
“I could not tolerate this continuous insult and disrespect towards our Mahadev and I said some things in response to it. If my words have caused discomfort or hurt religious feelings of anyone whatsoever, I hereby unconditionally withdraw my statement. It was never my intention to hurt anyone’s religious feelings,” Sharma added.
— Nupur Sharma (@NupurSharmaBJP) 1654431475000
Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran and Oman and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have condemned the controversial remarks by Sharma and Jindal.
The government subsequently clarified that it accorded the “highest respect to all religions” and dismissed the remarks as “views of fringe elements”.