BJP legislator Sanjay Sharma from Narsinghpur district on Thursday demanded the resignation of farmers welfare and agriculture development minister Gourishankar Bisen.
“Despite being a minister for over a decade, he (Bisen) has failed to check the assault on an active RSS pracharak by cops. He should immediately step down not only from his post, but also active politics. He (Bisen) should self-introspect whether he is worthy of a minister’s post or not,” said Tendukheda (Narsinghpur) legislator Sanjay Sharma told the media.
“How will the minister end Maoist menace in his home district Balaghat when he failed to prevent the assault on an RSS man? He is a failure and should immediately quit from all political posts and spend time in jungles,” he demanded.
Balaghat bandh ends peacefully
Meanwhile, the day-long Balaghat bandh called by the RSS ended peacefully on Thursday. The streets in Balaghat remained deserted as all establishments remained shut. The Sangh workers in Balaghat took out a silent march at around 4 PM.
The Sangh has suspended its agitation over the issue for one week after the state government assured it of taking action against the erring cops who beat up RSS pracharak Suresh Yadav.
Sangh’s Mahakaushal prant sarsanchalak Prashant Singh said the representations were given to the state government demanding for early arrest of the cops who beat up Yadav. He said one week time has been given to the government to take demanded action.
Madhya Pradesh police has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by deputy inspector general (DIG) of Chhindwara KC Jain to probe the matter.
In Gwalior, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan promised to ensure the culprits were booked at the earliest.
“Security personnel must display more sensitivity towards these ‘prackaraks’ who are a dedicated band of social workers. The prackaraks discharge social service selflessly or without any greed or prejudices,” Chouhan told reporters on the sidelines of the BJP’s state executive council meet.