The Uttar Pradesh BJP unit has issued show cause notice to the two of its legislators for making “remarks in the media” which is against the ideology and principle of the party.
One of the legislators who have been reprimanded is Shyam Prakash, the lawmaker from Gopamau in Hardoi who alleged corruption in purchase of medical kits.
The other lawmaker is Suresh Tiwari, the MLA from Barhaj in Deoria district.who given statement asking people not to purchase vegetable from Muslim vendors. When the statement created a political furore he said he had suggested this to people after seeing the video of Muslim vendors spitting on vegetables and fruits.
Whether highlighting corruption in the government purchase amounts to violating principle of party particularly when Chief Minister yogi Adityanath says that his government is committed to give corruption free governance.
Shyam Prakash was punished for asking district administration to return his donation from Legislature Fund because of alleged corruption in purchase of medical kits.
He said that a local Hindi newspaper had published a news story about the corruption in purchase of medical equipments. The news also said that the District Magistrate had constituted a committee to probe these allegations.
“After these developments I decided to withdraw the money and have written a letter to the CDO to return the money so that it could be used in some other public work because this is public money and cannot be wasted in paying commission”, the legislator had said.
Earlier, the party had issued another shows cause notice against its Sitapur Sadar lawmaker Rakesh Rathore for his comments against the BJP leadership.
[splco_quote]A senior BJP leader said that the chargesheet was issued because being the lawmaker of the ruling party, he should have raised the issue on the “right” platform. Instead, he went to media, which is against the party norms, he said.[/splco_quote]