BJP faces embarrassment, case against son of MLA in Varanasi
Varanasi: In discomfiture to BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, a case against Saurabh Srivastava, son of party legislator, has been registered at Lanka police station under sections of giving life threat and attempt to kidnap after some students of BHU protested against the corruption in City Scan Centre in the university premises.
An audio tape is also in circulation in which Saurabh is asking to hush up the matter or face the consequences. (Listen to audio tape)
Who is Saurabh:
- Saurabh is RSS activist as well as BJP leader
- He is son of Bharatiiya Janata Party legislator from Cantt Jyotsana Srivastava
- His father Late Harish Chandra Srivastava was minister in Uttar Pradesh in 1977
What is the matter:
- Some students led by one Bhanu Pratap Singh raised the issue of corruption in City Scan Centre of Sir Sunder Lal Hospital in Banaras Hindu University campus.
- They staged demonstration against this on Sunday.
- He said the centre was being run on PPP model but the arrangement had been terminated six months ago.
- The centre is still being run on the same model.
- There is a lot of corruption in the centre.
What is in the tape:
- Saurabh is heard asking him to suppress the issue.
- He says the centre belongs to Manoj Shah, a big leader of BJP and very close to RSS's Indresh Kumar.
- If there is corruption, tell him personally. Do not make it public.
- According to Bhanu Pratap Singh, when he refused to do so, he was threatened and was attempted to be kidnapped on the behest of Saurabh.
What BHU students demand:
- BHU leaders Amit Rai and Shashank demand immediate arrest of Saurabh Srivastava.
- If he is not arrested, the students will ‘gherao’ the house of BJP MLA and resort to agitation.
- According to Station Officer of Lanka police station, a case has been registered on the complaint of Bhanu Pratap Singh.
- The case if lodged against sections 504,506, 364 and 511.
- The probe is launched.
- The students on Tuesday met Inspector General (IG) S K Bhagat demanding his immediate arrest.