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After Om Prakash Rajbhar and Savitri Bai Phule, yet another Dalit MP from the BJP has raised a banner of revolt against the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath alleging insult, harassment and neglect of Dalit leaders in their own government.
In a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP Dalit MP from Robertsganj in Uttar Pradesh Chhote Lal Kharwar has levelled serious charges against the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Though he had written the letter last month, his complaint surfaced at a time when the ruling BJP coalition faced an unprecedented Dalit uprising in the state on April 2 resulting in death of 2 Dalit youngsters and injuries to 100.
Though the Prime Minister office has reportedly assured him of action but Kharwar is still awaiting resolution of his complaints.
"I met the Chief Minister twice with regard to my grievances, but he scolded me and threw me out of his office," said Kharwar. The BJP Dalit MP claimed that he had met the party state president Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey thrice and party organising general secretary Sunil Bansal twice but instead of supporting him they took side of his political rivals.
The BJP Dalit MP is annoyed over forest land being encroached by land mafia and his political opponents in Chandauli district were given more importance by senior party state leaders. He also charged that being Dalit he was facing discrimination in his own constituency at the hands of the senior police and district officials.
:The District Magistrate and the SSP does not listen to me. An attack was made on my life, but the police even refused to lodge my complaint," he alleged.
Kharwar said in the letter to the PM that he had lodged a complaint with the SC/ST Commission also, but no action was taken till date. "After knocking doors at all levels, I was left with no option than to approach the Prime Minister with my complaint for action," he told the media.
He demanded immediate arrest of those who attacked him and action against land mafia after freeing the forest land from encroachers.
The BJP state leaders are tight-lipped over Kharwar's complaint to the Prime Minister against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. "I have no idea," was the reaction of party State General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak on Kharwar's letter leak.
Earlier, Kharwar had shot into news when a video about he abusing police officials got viral in the social media.