BJP leader Rajesh Bhadoria was suspended from the party for “breaking discipline” on Tuesday, hours after he demanded the party should apologise to people for the distress they faced due to the Vyapam scam.
Earlier in the day, Bhadoria told a press conference that he had written to BJP state president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan on September 21 to consider his two resolutions for discussion at the state working committee meeting which begins in Gwalior on Wednesday.
“I had submitted two resolutions. First, we should seek apology from people as lakhs of youths and their families suffered due to Vyapam scam. Second, if BJP wins the elections again, the next chief minister should be from Dalit community,” he said.
Bhadoria claimed his resolutions were not considered for the state working committee meeting despite repeated requests. “Forget about considering the resolutions, they have not even invited me for the meeting.”
In his letter to Chauhan, Bhadoria wrote that people and party cadre were doubtful about BJP’s chances in 2018. “Under such a scenario, the state working committee should pass both the resolutions to ensure the party’s victory. It is our moral responsibility.”
Bhadoria said Dalits had voted for BJP, but now feel ignored and cheated. “The party is apprehensive about shrinking support base among Dalits. They are holding meetings and trying to lure Dalits through various events and functions,” he said.
Later, asked about Bhadoria’s press conference, BJP chief spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya maintained Vyapam scam was being investigated and all the accused found guilty would be booked. “What has Vyapam to do with a party meeting? CBI is investigating and they will do their job,” he said. “Bhadoria was suspended as he had broken the discipline of the party.”