Clashes be­tween BJP MPs, MLAs worry party lead­ers

The Asian Age - - Nation - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Grow­ing dif­fer­ences be­tween MPs and MLAs in var­i­ous con­stituen­cies in Ut­tar Pradesh are emerg­ing as a ma­jor cause of worry for the BJP on the eve of Lok Sabha elec­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports re­ceived by the BJP from its own of­fice bear­ers, dis­putes and clashes be­tween party MPs and MLAs could cause ir­repara­ble dam­age to the party in the up­com­ing Lok Sabha elec­tions.

The BJP law­mak­ers are con­ve­niently blam­ing each other as well as their own gov­ern­ment for lack of per­for­mance and de­lay in en­sur­ing de­vel­op­ment of their con­stituen­cies. For in­stance, Dhau­rahra MP Rekha Verma and Ma­holi MLA Shashank Trivedi clashed at a pub­lic func­tion or­gan­ised for dis­tri­bu­tion of blan­kets, a few months ago. The two snatched blan­kets in full pub­lic view to claim credit and their war con­tin­ues till date.

Bara­banki MP Priyanka Rawat is known for her volatile tem­per and the five BJP leg­is­la­tors in the district have no qualms about cross­ing swords with her. “Their dif­fer­ences have be­come so ob­vi­ous that if the MP is at­tend­ing an of­fi­cial meet­ing, the MLA stay away from it and vice versa. As a re­sult , most de­vel­op­men­tal projects in the area are stalled,” said a se­nior district of­fi­cial.

Bhadohi MP Viren­dra Singh also faces the ire of lo­cal BJP leg­is­la­tors who al­leged that the MP rarely vis­its the con­stituency and prefers to stay in Delhi which has an ad­verse im­pact on the de­vel­op­ment of the area.

Faiz­abad MP Lallu Singh does not get along with the Ru­dauli MLA Ram Chandra Ya­dav and their strained re­la­tions are the talk of the town..

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