New Delhi, June 24: Angry over the grim state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh, state cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Saturday took up labour work for construction work of a road outside his house in Fatehpur district. Rajbhar, who is known for his controversial remarks, constructed half a kilometer road along with his two sons and other party workers. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Extends Lockdown Till June 30; Temples, Malls, Hotels to Open From June 8
Sporting a yellow turban, symbolic of his party, a miffed Backward Classes Welfare and Disabled People Development Minister started leveling the road and clearing the mud, accusing the state government of doing nothing to his request, made six months ago, for construction of a road outside his house in Khonda village. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0 in UP: Is Yogi Govt Planning to Reopen Malls, Places of Worship Across State?
His elder son Arvind Rajbhar was married on June 21 and the reception is scheduled at his native village on Sunday, which is likely to be attended by many VVIP’s and dignitaries, including BJP national President Amit Shah, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Organisational Secretary of the party Sunil Bansal and many state ministers.
National Generals Secretary of the SBSP Arun Rajbhar said the Minister and his family had brought to the attention of the district administration and senior officials about the pitiable condition of the road and the impending wedding for the last six months but the “petitions had fallen on deaf ears”.
“We were left with no option but to start working ourselves as there is very little time for the marriage reception,” Arun Rajbhar said.
Rajbhar spearheads the backward classes’ welfare portfolio in the UP Cabinet and a Bharatiya Janata Party ally- Suheldev Bharatiya Party. He had been in a controversy earlier regarding his criticism of the performance of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh. He had publicly criticised Yogi Adityanath’s style of running the administration and for “failing to control corruption” in the state.