Rebel UP minister cancels sit-in protest after meeting CM Yogi
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Prakash Rajbhar, who showed signs of rebellion on Sunday threatening to resign from his post, cancelled his sit-in protest on Monday after meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Announcing the same, Rajbhar said that he the CM has agreed upon 17 of his 19 demands while has assured to think over the remaining two.
It may be mentioned that Rajbhar had threatened to resign as the cabinet minister if the Yogi government doesn’t remove Ghazipur District Magistrate.
“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 had stated.
“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 had added.
What else Om Prakash Rajbhar had said:
- 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 had said.
He had 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.
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