Bharatiya Janata Party MP Chhote Lal Kharwar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath of scolding and throwing him out of meetings, NDTV reported.
Kharwar, who represents Uttar Pradesh’s Robertsganj constituency, is Dalit. His protest came days after at least nine people died during protests against a Supreme Court order that allegedly dilutes the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
In his letter, Kharwar also named state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and another leader Sunil Bansal. He has also complained to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
“I exhausted all my options internally within the party, that is why I went to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes,” Kharwar told NDTV. “You please check at the local level and see if you can find any instances of wrongdoing against me. If not, then why is this happening?”
Kharwar told Modi that he has been complaining about rampant corruption in the district administration and forest department in Chandauli district for the past three years. The situation did not change after the Adityanath government took over in 2017, he said. Kharwar also alleged that local BJP leaders have been working against him and his brother, and are colluding with rival parties.