Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday summoned BJP parliamentarian Rekha Verma days after her and party MLA Shashank Trivedi’s supporters clashed with each other over the distribution of blankets on January 13 at the Maholi Tehsil office in Sitapur. Earlier, upset by the brawl between both party leaders, the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit had served them a show cause notice. The notice that was served by state BJP general secretary Vidyasagar Sonkar on instructions of state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey asked Dhaurahra MP Rekha Verma and Maholi MLA Shashank Trivedi to explain their conduct in a week or face disciplinary action.
Supporters of Verma and Trivedi had a verbal while claiming credit for the distribution. The member of Parliament had also reportedly slapped a man dressed in Khaki. At one point, she also showed slippers to her adversaries. However, she could not reach them. Later SDM Maholi DP Singh said both leaders had reached a compromise and none of their supporters filed any FIR.
In another major development on Wednesday, another BJP parliamentarian Manohar Untwal and BJP MLA Gopal Parmar had a tussle with each other during party’s “Ekatam Yatra” in Madhya Pradesh. This incident, which occurred in full public glare, took place when the MP tried to snatch the flag that was being carried in their constituency. Some bystanders also clicked photos and videos during the incident.
This yatra was flagged off by state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan last month. It is being carried out so as to collect metal for the statue of Adi Shankaracharya that will be built in the state.The yatra had reached Agar Malwa district, 200 km from Bhopal. As it was passing through Agar town, MLA Parmar was standing on the rath, holding the saffron flag. Soon, the MP decided that it was now his turn to hold the flag, after which the MLA asked him to wait. The parliamentarian then went out of patience leading to the spat between two leaders.