Expelled Samajwadi Party MLA Rampal Yadav claimed on Sunday that he was threatened by people in the state government as his security has been withdrawn.
“My official security as an MLA has been withdrawn. There are some people in the government who are conspiring against me and I have received life threats from them”, Yadav told reporters.
The MLA’s illegal complex and hotel was recently demolished in Lucknow and Sitapur district. He alleged the demolition was “not justified” and this was only done to personally “damage” him.
Praising SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, he said that in Mulayam’s regime, decisions were taken on merit of any issue. He alleged there is “nepotism” prevailing in the party and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is playing the role of a Mahabharat character, Duryodhan.
Seeking to know his fault from the party, he claimed that after getting an assurance from the party, he fielded his son for the district panchayat chairman’s post, who also won but it was not taken well by the party.
“After spending 25 years in the party, I have been left nowhere. Now my family will celebrate Diwali on the ouster of SP government,” Yadav, MLA from Biswan constituency of Sitapur district said.
Meanwhile, the party condemned the statement termed it as an act of “frustration”.
“Those who are involved in illegal activities will be booked. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav never acts to settle vendetta misusing government but those misusing government machinery for self-gains will not be tolerated,” Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury said.
He said those maligning the image of the chief minister and the state government will be dealt strictly.