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All well with Yogi, but his MLAs remain upset

According to sources, party legislators have tried to communicate their grievances to the Chief Minister on several occasions, but there has been no redress.

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Lucknow, Jan 20 : Resentment is brewing against the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, especially among the BJP’s own legislators, sources said.

“It began shortly after he was sworn in, when Yogi Adityanath told officers that they need not work under pressure from MLAs. Since that day, the bureaucracy has gone berserk. The officers do not listen to elected representatives and we have no answers for the people who come to us with their grievances. We thought things would improve, but the situation seems to be going from bad to worse,” said a BJP MLA from eastern UP.

He said that while Yogi Adityanath was doing well as chief minister, the bureaucracy was bent upon undoing it.

According to sources, party legislators have tried to communicate their grievances to the Chief Minister on several occasions, but there has been no redress.

With officers refusing to pay attention to MLAs and corruption at the police station level increasing in spite of the Chief Minister’s zero tolerance policy, the anger among legislators welled up to such a level last month that about 100 MLAs staged a sit-in in the state assembly on December 17.

The protest was initiated by Nand Kishore Gurjar, BJP MLA from Loni in Ghaziabad, who said that the Chief Minister’s “zero tolerance policy against corruption” was being mocked by corrupt officials in his constituency.

The Ghaziabad officials reacted by releasing the crime history of the legislator who is booked in 12 cases.

Sources claim that the revolt-like situation was actually fueled by a lobby within the UP BJP that does not like Yogi Adityanath, who is a stickler for discipline and honesty.

After this protest, the Chief Minister assured the MLAs that their problems would be addressed but a few days later when nothing changed visibly, Hardoi MLA Shyam Prakash posted a suggestion on social media that a “union” of legislators was the need of the hour. Prakash had targeted the UP government and state officials, claiming that more than “95 per cent” of the officials were corrupt.

Harshvardhan Bajpai, the MLA from Allahabad North, termed the protest as “unity against corruption”.

Kaushal Kishore, BJP MP from the Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha seat, has also made serious allegations against the Lucknow Police. Recently, he slammed the police out for its �negative’ attitude and said that criminals were �out of control’.

“Murder and loot are going on unabated,” he stated.

BJP MLA from Tindwari, Brajesh Prajapati, was apparently so aggrieved by the denial of �proper’ treatment by officials in his home district Banda that he wrote a letter to CM Adityanath complaining against the superintendent of police.

“If this continues, many of us will not be in a position to get re-elected in 2022. The situation at the ground level is worrisome but the chief minister is shown only what the officials want him to see. An example of this was when the chief minister went on a surprise inspection of shelter homes in Lucknow. As soon as he returned, the blankets given to the homeless were taken away. The inmates had been threatened with dire consequences if they made any complaints before the chief minister. When the matter was reported by the media, an FIR was lodged but no action has been taken yet,” said a legislator.

Another MLA was more candid when he said, “Article 370, CAA, NRC and Triple Talaq are good issues for debates on television, but when you go to contest elections, it is the smaller issues that decide your fate. The government is not responding to such issues and some officials even try to block our accessibility to the chief minister.”

Leader of Opposition and senior SP MLA Ram Govind Chaudhary said that resentment was growing alarmingly among BJP MLAs.

“The BJP legislators tell us that we are better off in the opposition because we can, at least, raise our voices in the Assembly. They admit that they are not in a position to face their own voters because no work is being done. The Chief Minister should start addressing the problems of his own legislators,” he said.

Meanwhile, sources said that BJP Organization Secretary Sunil Bansal and state president Swatantra Dev Singh would soon be meeting party legislators on a regular basis to resolve issues.

BJP’s state spokesperson Manoj Mishra, however, denied reports of resentment among MLAs and termed the reports as a “figment of media’s imagination”.

“The party and the government are working in perfect coordination and there is absolutely no resentment. Some statements are being twisted out of context by the media,” he said.

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Sajid Javid stepped down to avoid humiliation

He had then cleared absconding businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India in February last year following the decision by the Westminister Magistrates Court in December 2018.

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London, Feb 29 : Sajid Javid has revealed that he decided to resign as the UK Chancellor instead of being “humiliated” by sacking all his aides at a Cabinet reshuffle, a media report said on Saturday.

On February 13, Javid resigned as the Chancellor of the Exchequer over differences with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle. He was offered to retain the post if he fired all his advisors but declined.

He was replaced by Indian-descent Rishi Sunak, who is married to Akshata, the daughter of Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy.

“It was really hard. I wanted to do a budget but when the Prime Minister said to me these are the conditions, in my mind it was black and white,” the Daily Mirror quoted Javid as saying to the Times newspaper.

“Even if I had entertained the idea for a second I would be absolutely humiliated afterwards.”

Javid said that other Cabinet members hastily congratulated him after defending the right of Ministers and telling him “well done”, while thanking him for speaking on all their behalf.

“I loved my job. I have wanted to be Chancellor since I knew who Nigel Lawson was when I was a kid and the only person that believed I could ever become chancellor was my dad. He never got to see it,” he told the Times.

Javid further said that he had “no option” but to leave the Cabinet when he was told to sack his advisers, and he still has to unpack boxes after moving from the seat of British power in Downing Street.

Pakistani-descent Javid, who became the first Asian to become a Cabinet Minister when he was made Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sports in the David Cameron government in 2014 after stints as Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2012-13) and Financial Secretary (2013-14), was earlier the Home Secretary in the the Theresa May government.

He had then cleared absconding businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India in February last year following the decision by the Westminister Magistrates Court in December 2018.

Javid, who ran for Conservative Party leadership after May quit but lost to Johnson, was made Chancellor by the latter.

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Delhi govt ill informed about Kanhaiya case: Chidambaram slams Kejriwal govt

The Delhi government on Friday had granted sanction to the Delhi Police to prosecute former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 sedition case.

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New Delhi, Feb 29 Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government for the go-ahead to the police to prosecute former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedition case of 2016.

Chidambaram called the Delhi government “ill-informed”. “Delhi Government is no less ill-informed than the central government in its understanding of sedition law”, Chiadambaram said in a tweet.

He also criticized the Delhi government for giving the sanction. “I strongly disapprove of the sanction granted to prosecute Mr Kanhaiya Kumar and others for alleged offences under sections 124A and 120B of IPC”, he added.

The Delhi government on Friday had granted sanction to the Delhi Police to prosecute former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 sedition case.

The Delhi Police Special Cell on February 19 wrote to the Delhi Home Secretary requesting to “expedite” the process of grant of sanction in the JNU sedition case involving former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar.

In a letter written by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, Pramod Singh Kushwaha to the Deputy Secretary, Home, he said, “It is therefore requested to expedite the process to accord prosecution sanction under Section 196 CrPC as required for offence under Chapter VI of the IPC i.e. Section 124A IPC.”

A Delhi court had asked the Delhi government to file a status report relating to the issue of pendency of sanction in the case to prosecute student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others.

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Congress delegation visits violence-hit Delhi areas

As per figures available till February 28, a total of 39 persons were killed, of which 13 had gunshot wounds. As many as 22 died of severe injuries suffered during rioting.

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New Delhi, Feb 28 : The Congress’ five-member delegation, set up by interim President Sonia Gandhi to file a report on Delhi violence, visited the GTB hospital and interacted with victims admitted to the hospital and their families.

The deadly clashes in northeast Delhi, after a clash between opponents and supporters of the CAA on Sunday took on a communal turn, have left over 40 people dead and over 200 injured and extensive damage to property, including homes, shops and other establishment

Earlier on Friday, Gandhi constituted the delegation comprising party general Secretary Mukul Wasnik, Delhi in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, former Union Minister Tariq Anwar, Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja, and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev.

The delegation was tasked to “assess the situation emanating from the mindless violence in riot affected areas and its after-effects and submit a detailed report to the Congress President immediately”, as per the release issued by party General Secretary K.C. Venugopal.

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