‘BJP targeted me for raising voice for welfare of OBCs’, says Rajbhar

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar, who was sacked by chief minister Yogi Adityanath from his cabinet on Monday, said he was targeted for raising his voice for the welfare of other backward classes (OBCs).

On Saturday, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Rajbhar for allegedly abusing and threatening BJP workers at a public meeting in Ratanpura area of Ghosi on Friday.

In a series of tweets after his sacking, Rajbhar said, “Whenever anyone has raised voice for OBCs, dalits and minorities, there have always been attempts to suppress it. I demanded implementation of social justice committee report to divide 27 per cent reservation into three categories — OBC, extreme OBC and most backward — but the CM dumped the report.”

The SBCP leader who had a tempestuous relationship with the Bharatiya Janata Party said BJP leaders also did not like his demand for ban on liquor sale in UP.

“I became ‘gunahgar’ (guilty) in the eyes of the BJP because I demanded infrastructure and quality education for 1.57 crore children enrolled in government primary schools across the state,” Rajbhar said.

“I have been targeted because I talked about fee reimbursement, scholarship and free education for OBC children from Class 1 to graduation,” he added.

“I will call on my supporters to finalise the future course of action,” Rajbhar said, adding he would continue to struggle for the cause of all sections of the society.

First Published:
May 20, 2019 18:35 IST

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