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MP: Another BJP MLA seeks minister’s resignation

The alleged assault of RSS pracharak Suresh Yadav in Balaghat distinct while in police custody has prompted legislators of the ruling BJP to speak out against state farmer welfare and agricultural development minister Gourishankar Bisen.

bhopal Updated: Oct 02, 2016 17:03 IST
Jabalpur, India - Sep 27, 2016: Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh (second from left), Farmers Welfare Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen (extreme right) visited RSS Pracharak at Jamdar Hospital in Jabalpur on Tuesday.
Jabalpur, India - Sep 27, 2016: Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh (second from left), Farmers Welfare Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen (extreme right) visited RSS Pracharak at Jamdar Hospital in Jabalpur on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

The alleged assault of RSS pracharak Suresh Yadav in Balaghat distinct while in police custody has prompted legislators of the ruling BJP to speak out against state farmer welfare and agricultural development minister Gourishankar Bisen.

Yadav was taken into custody for posting an offensive post on the social media on September 25. He attempted to escape from the police but was apprehended soon afterwards and allegedly beaten up.

Now, the sharks are circling around Bisen — Balaghat is his district.

On Thursday, Tendukheda MLA Sanjay Sharma demanded Bisen’s resignation, and his call was backed by another legislator, Jalam Singh, on Friday.

“Whatever allegations have been made by Sanjay Sharma are correct. I support his demand that Bisen should quit his post, taking moral responsibility for the police brutality in the minister’s district Balaghat,” Singh, the younger sibling of former union minister Prahlad Patel, said.

“A major incident has taken place and those who have been pouring acid in the roots should take moral responsibility for the failure to check the brutality (against) the RSS pracharak. Bisen is the minister from Balaghat district, hence he is responsible for whatever good or bad has taken place in the district,” said Singh.

When contacted by Hindustan Times, state BJP spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya confirmed the the party was aware by Sharma’s call, but expressed ignorance over Singh having publicly backed the demand for Bisen’s resignation.

Vijayvargiya added that the party has taken cognisance of Sharma’s statements, but did not confirm whether the legislator had been served with a show cause notice.

Meanwhile, the Congress said the demand for Bisen’s resignation proved that the BJP, which once prided itself for being a “party with difference”, is now a “party of differences.”

State Congress spokesperson KK Mishra said it would not be surprising if Sharma and Singh were to meet the same fate as BJP leader Rajesh Bhadoria, who was suspended from the party for publicly demanding that the ruling party apologise for the multi-crore Vyapam scam.