Phule jus­ti­fied in quit­ting BJP, says dis­grun­tled ally Ra­jb­har

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GO­RAKH­PUR: UP minister Om Prakash Ra­jb­har on Fri­day hailed MP Sav­itri Bai Phule, who an­nounced to quit BJP on Thurs­day.

Talk­ing to me­dia in Go­rakh­pur, Ra­jb­har, who is the chief of Suheldev Bharatiya Sa­maj Party, an ally of BJP in the state gov­ern­ment, said, “I sup­port the de­ci­sion of Phule of quit­ting the BJP. MPs have to an­swer to peo­ple and the ad­min­is­tra­tion doesn’t lis­ten to them. No one lis­tens to MPs and MLAs.”

He also said that the re­cent vi­o­lence in Bu­land­shahr is a con­spir­acy on part of the BJP which is try­ing to po­lar­ize Hindu votes for 2019 elec­tion.

On when he will leave the BJP, Ra­jb­har said, “I am in­de­pen­dent and will be with the BJP till they want me. I don’t speak any­thing against the BJP or the state gov­ern­ment but only the truth.”

He said peo­ple should not get into Hindu-Mus­lim di­vide trap be­cause when such things take the shape of ri­ots, it is only the com­mon man who suf­fers. “No leader gets killed in ri­ots. Only Hin­dus and Mus­lims die,” he said.

On whether he will go with SP and BSP, Ra­jb­har said, “If both the par­ties come to­gether, the BJP will face a lot of problems and if big brother (BJP) will not show hon­esty we will also think over the is­sue.”

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