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Workers upset at ‘selective action’, say BJP leadership failed to check violent incidents

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Sep 27, 2019, 1:41 am IST
Updated : Sep 27, 2019, 1:41 am IST

In the last one week, four incidents of violence involving BJP leaders were reported.

Bharatiya Janata Party's Mehrauli district chief Azad Singh was seen slapping his wife, an ex-South Delhi mayor, at the party's Delhi office right after a poll-preparedness meeting with senior leader Prakash Javadekar. (Photo: ANI)
 Bharatiya Janata Party's Mehrauli district chief Azad Singh was seen slapping his wife, an ex-South Delhi mayor, at the party's Delhi office right after a poll-preparedness meeting with senior leader Prakash Javadekar. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Questions were raised over the alleged failure of Delhi BJP leadership in taking strict action in controlling violent incidents in the party or for adopting a pick-and-choose policy while taking action.

In the last one week, four incidents of violence involving BJP leaders were reported.

 

Acting tough, the Delhi BJP removed Mehrauli district president Azad Singh for allegedly physically assaulting his wife Sarita Chaudhary, the former South Delhi mayor. However, the state leadership failed to act against people involved in violence at a party event in Kirari and two other Assembly segments.

Action was demanded after copies of the complaint filed by BJP’s five block presidents and two women councillor against Mahila Morcha president Poonam Parasar Jha and her husband Anil Jha were sent to Assembly poll in-charge and Union minister Prakash Javadekar and national vice president and in-charge of Delhi unit Shyam Jaju.

A senior party functionary said that when a district president was removed from his post, why no action was taken against another district president against whom there was an allegation of raping his own daughter-in-law, or the state general secretary who abused and threatened a dalit party worker.

 

Last Sunday, a scuffle had broken out allegedly involving the three women councillors of BJP, including Ms Jha, Urmila Chaudhary, and Sona Chaudhary, in front of former Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay at a party event in Kirari.

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