Lucknow, April 24: A BJP MLA has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, warning him that if the party didn’t act fast, winning the forthcoming 2019 general elections from his constituency of Badaun would be difficult. In his letter to Yogi on Tuesday, MLA Mahesh Chandra Gupta said that projects which improved education and economy ought to be taken up in his constituency if the party wanted to win the general elections.
This is not the first time a party leader has spoken out. Earlier, a BJP MP had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that Dalits in UP were being targeted in the aftermath of violence that followed the April 2 rally against the alleged “dilution of the SC/ST Act”. MP Ashok Behre had alleged that Dalits were hunted down and beaten mercilessly in the state. Rubbishing his charges, Yogi had said, “Koi bhed bhav nahin ho raha hai.”
Another MP, Chhote Lal Kharwar also wrote to the Prime Minister alleging that he was thrown out of Yogi’s office when he took his complaint of discrimination at the hands of administration in his constituency of Roberstganj (Allahabad) to the latter. He said it happened twice. While reports suggest Modi had assured him of action, Kharwar had lodged his complaint with the National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. In the complaint, he has reportedly named the Chief Minister, BJP state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, and party leader Sunil Bansal.