High drama was witnessed within the BJP on Friday after councillor Anil Yadav went to court against Schedule Caste seats selection for the upcoming municipal elections.
Yadav went to court without consulting the party, which is why Subhash Arya, leader of the House, sent him a letter seeking explanation.
Yadav went to court despite party president Vijender Gupta’s claim that no member of his party would contest the selection of seats in court.
On Friday, Gupta said that Yadav had gone at his ‘individual’ will and not as a party representative. He, however, justified the letter sent to Yadav on the ground that it went against the party decision.
Yadav went to court as he felt that the state poll panel had reserved only those seats which have SC population to the tune of 12%, while the seats with SC population above 40% have been made general seats.
While Yadav remained unavailable for comment, a senior BJP leader said that the party was in a fix as some councillors were siding with Yadav.
“Vijender Gupta had earlier said that the party accepted the selection of seats for SC and women and no one would challenge it, but now the party was having to eat its own words. The letter of explanation is also not justified as every person has the right to go to court if he thinks something is wrong,” the BJP leader said on the condition of anonymity.