“Negligent“: UP BJP MLA Holds Overnight Protest Outside Police Station: Visuals confirmed BJP MLA Pankaj Gupta folding palms in entrance of officers.
“Negligent”: UP BJP MLA Holds Overnight Protest Outside Police Station
Unnao, Uttar Pradesh:
A BJP lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao city held a five-hour lengthy in a single day sit-in along with his supporters exterior a police station, accusing the native policemen of getting a “casteist mindset” and linking them with former chief minister Akshilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Occasion. He refused to name off the protest till senior cops got here to fulfill him early this morning.
Nevertheless, the district officers claimed the BJP chief was offended over an eviction drive carried out by the police.
Pankaj Gupta, the MLA from Unnao, about 45 km from state capital Lucknow, arrived on the Sadar police station a bit of earlier than midnight along with his supporters and sat all the way down to protest on the entry of the police station.
Visuals present the lawmaker in a inexperienced t-shirt, sporting a masks, sitting alongside along with his supporters. Nevertheless, the group of males had been seen disregarding the government-mandated social distancing norms amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in movies from the positioning.
In a number of statements to the media throughout his in a single day protest, Mr Gupta insisted his protest was not focused on the Yogi Adityanath authorities however the “negligent angle of the native police power” that he mentioned was “nonetheless exhibiting a Samajwadi Occasion mindset”.
Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Occasion dominated the state between 2012 and 2017 earlier than Yogi Adityanath was elected to energy.
“Right now all limits had been crossed. An previous girl was assaulted and fired upon. I referred to as the cops they usually mentioned we do not have time proper now … ‘we’ll go away to make arrests later’ , I used to be informed. As a celebration, the BJP has handled the police like corona warriors. The Chief Minister has additionally given them freedom to work. However the police officers right here have clear Samajwadi Occasion mindset …. They simply don’t wish to get out of their casteist mindset,” Mr Gupta mentioned.
In pictures taken early this morning, the district police chief was seen speaking to the MLA – after which he referred to as off the dharna.
“The MLA had come to the police station. Some motion had been taken over the constructing of a temple by encroaching a authorities land. He mentioned folks had been overwhelmed up through the eviction. We’ll conduct an inquiry and take motion,” Ravindra Kumar, District Justice of the Peace, Unnao, informed reporters this morning.