BJP ally and SBSP party Chief Om Prakash slams UP CM Yogi for ‘unfair treatment’

Delhi: Upset with BJP’s governance in UP, Cabinet Minister and BJP ally Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Chief Om Prakash Rajbhar is gravely disappointed at Yogi Adityanath’s Government for ignoring his party.

Openly revolting against Yogi for not giving his party members any top positions in the ministry which has all senior BJP leaders positioned in the cabinet as well as important positions he questioned the worth of 324 BJP MLAs. He asked, “You came to power with such a thumping majority and still you did not find any MLA suitable to become the CM?. Are all the 324 MLAs worthless.”

He added: “All allies should be given due respect in the cabinet but there is no chair for me in the meetings. The CM only listens to the four to five IAS officers who surround him and do not let us reach him”, he said.

He alleged corruption is at a full swing in BJP led Government in UP.

“Take for example the education department. You will find relatives of state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey, Ghazipur MP Manoj Sinha and other top brasses of BJP from top to bottom”, he said.

“The BJP’s slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas is not being implemented in letter and spirit as relatives of senior BJP leaders from upper caste have been appointed.”

“Now tell me where will the people from backward castes and scheduled castes will go? At meetings of the UP Cabinet, everyone’s views are heard but the decision is taken by just four-five people. If we have voted for you, then we should also have a say,” he questioned.

Earlier Mr. Prakash had mentioned his party MLAs would not cast their votes in Rajya Sabha Elections. He also rushed to Delhi last month to meet the BJP Chief to address his issues with the party.

However, he changed his decision after meeting with BJP Chief Amit Shah in New Delhi.

Slamming Yogi, Rajbhar said, “Why are MPs and MLAs angry with the (Adityanath) government? Why are they going to Delhi to convey their grievances? Why are the MLAs angry and are sitting on protests?”

Meanwhile BJP Chief promised to visit him in the state capital on 10 April.

(With input from agencies)