BJP Dalit MP Alleges ‘Mistreatment’ by CM Yogi, Writes to PM Modi

Chhotelal has claimed in his letter that the local BJP leaders have colluded with the rival parties. 

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BJP Dalit MP has alleged discrimination at the hands of the party in Uttar Pradesh. 

A Dalit BJP MP, Chhotelal, in Uttar Pradesh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other party leaders.

Chhotelal has alleged that he met Chief Minister Yogi twice but was “scolded and forced to leave”, reported PTI.

Chhotelal, who represents Robertsganj in Lok Sabha, expressed his anguish after his brother was voted out as the head of a block. He has claimed in the letter that the local BJP leaders have colluded with the rival parties and are working against him and his brother.

Chhotelal has named Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, UP BJP President Mahendra Nath Pandey and General Secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal in his letter.

He also said that since he got no response for his complaints he also raised the issue with National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

In the letter, the BJP MP has alleged that he was threatened with a pistol by an opponent who used casteist slurs against him. He approached the police but the police didn’t file a case.

According to him the apparent grudge against him was that he helped his brother get elected from an unreserved seat. Chhotelal added that he was seeking the Prime Minister’s intervention after all his internal options have been exhausted, reported NDTV.

Chhotelal has appealed to PM Modi to protect the “honour of Dalit and adivasis”.

Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured him that action will be taken.

(With inputs from PTI and NDTV.)

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