Lucknow, March 25 : The BJP on Monday expelled its senior Lucknow leader IP Singh after he labelled the PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah as “Gujarati thugs” and asked if the BJP has chosen a ”pradhan mantri” (prime minister) or a prachar mantri (advertisement minister) and also hailed Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s candidature from Azamgarh and offered him his residence for use as his poll campaign office.
The BJP’s former spokesperson IP Singh launched a scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in a series of tweets,and said, “Have we elected a ”pradhan mantri” or ”prachar mantri”? Does the country’s prime minister look good selling t-shirt and tea cup?”
“IP Singh has been expelled from the party for six years on directions of the BJP state president,” said a party release.
Singh is using a prefix “usuldaar” (principled) to his name in his twitter account.
“Forgive me Narendra Modi ji! I could not have work as your chowkidar (watchman) with a strap on my eyes,” he added.
“I belong to a principled ”kshatriya” family. Two Gujarati thugs have been befooling Hindi-speaking people for the last five years after capturing the country’s Hindi heartland, while we are silent,” he said in one of his tweets Friday.
“Our UP is six times bigger than Gujarat with an economy of Rs. five lakh crore against Gujarat’s Rs. one lakh 15 thousand crore,” said Singh, adding, in such a situation what would they eat and what development would they cause.
“The BJP has been a party which made its place in the people’s hearts through its ideology. It’s impossible to ”produce” workers with missed calls and T-shirts,” he added.
“The people of eastern UP are overjoyed and the youths here are excited after the announcement of Akhilesh Yadav’s candidature from Poorvanchal. It heralds an end of the politics of caste and religion,” said Mr Singh.
Reacting to his expulsion, Mr Singh tweeted further, “I have come to know from the media friends that I have been expelled from the party for six years.”
“I had given my three decades to the party. Even speaking truth is a crime in the party which has lost its internal democracy,” he added.