Om Prakash Rajbhar threatens to quit post, demands DM's transfer
Lucknow: A senior Minister in the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has given an ultimatum till Monday evening, to the Chief Minister, to remove a district official else he will quit and stage a sit-in protest.
Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has announced to sit on the 'dharna' if the District Magistrate of Ghazipur Sanjay Kumar Khatri was not immediately transferred.
"I would wait till Monday evening to hear from the Chief Minister's Office and if the Ghazipur District Magistrate was not removed, I would relinquish all government facilities," he stated.
Rajbhar, who is the national President of BJP's ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party and also the state Backward Welfare Minister told that Khatri was not lending ears to the matters, issues and problems raised by him on behalf of the people.
"Our party has won four seats in the state assembly elections. I have to answer people, there are many matters concerning the common man which are not being heeded to," Prakash stated.
What else Om Prakash Rajbhar stated:
- I met Adityanath on June 27 and was told that necessary action would be taken. But no action has been taken yet.
- I was asked to wait for another meeting with the Chief Minister by Sunil Bansal, organisational secretary of the state BJP.
- I was not making unjustified demands and would hence not remain mute spectator as Khatri rides roughshod on him.
- I would head to Ghazipur by train and stage the sit in there on Tuesday.
Rajbhar is a legislator from Zahoorabad constituency of Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh.
"I have entered politics with a mission for my people and not to earn money... and that makes me fearless,"Rajbhar said.
He added, "The BJP was voted to power by the weaker sections, the marginalised with a lot of hope but when officials were not listening to us, what is happening to the poor, it is everyone's guess."