The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Rajasthan has become a ‘durbar for sycophants and a mafia hub’, party MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari said while targeting Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and party’s leadership in the state. As per an Indian Express report, Tiwari on May 14, had said that as long as the present leadership continues to hold power in the state, he even feared for his life. This reaction came in the wake of Tiwari being served a notice by the party’s central disciplinary committee last week. Tiwari also attacked the central leadership.
As per reports, Tiwari said that he had tried to explain his case before various top leaders of the saffron party but it did not have any effect. He also termed the disciplinary proceedings being conducted against him as ‘a mere formality.’
However, Tiwari’s major grievances are against Raje and he had written a six-page reply where he had accused the Rajasthan CM of having him removed from the national working committee of the BJP. His hard-hitting missive said, “Mukhyamantri ne Rajasthan mein chori aur seenazori ke naye keertiman sthapit kiye…kya is mukhyamantri ko aapne party girvi rakh di hai (the chief minister has set new records of brazenness in Rajasthan…have you mortgaged the party to this chief minister).”
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The notice served to Tiwari demands explanation on his alleged anti-party activities which includes floating a parallel outfit, colluding with opposition parties and not attending important party meetings. However, Tiwari has justified his absence from party meetings citing threat to his life, alleging that he was attacked by the leaders close to Raje during many such meeting.
“The party, under pressure from the CM, removed me from all positions and responsibilities at Centre and state levels…I have been humiliated at every step. Before sending me this notice, you could have called me…asked me about my problems…without talking to me, you sent me a notice and made it public via the press,” Tiwari said.
Quoting the 16th-century Hindu mystic poet Mirabai, Tiwari said, “Raja roothe, nagri raakhe (if the king is upset, the town will protect).” People in power may have turned away but the people of Rajasthan will do justice when the time comes.