BJP MLA from Vaghodia, Madhu Srivastav, on Monday threatened journalists saying that they should refrain from asking him bitter questions or else he will get them beaten.
Notably, the BJP has denied a ticket to Madhu Srivastav’s son, Dipak, for the Vadodara Municipal Corporation elections after which he has filed his nomination from ward 15 as an independent candidate. However, his candidature is likely to be rejected.
According to election commission guidelines, if a candidate has more than two children, his or her candidature is likely to be rejected. However, Dipak has three kids, and therefore, he cannot contest the election.
Journalists raised this issue with the MLA, which irked him. Madhu Shrivastav said, “Do not ask me tough questions, or else, I will get you beaten.” He also asserted that his son has only two children.
BJP unhappy with Madhu Shrivastav
BJP leadership is reportedly unhappy with Madhu Shrivastav and his son after the latter filed his nomination as an independent candidate. The MLA has said that he will campaign for his son if he contests the election as an independent candidate.
Meanwhile, the saffron party has raked up the issue of Dipak’s three children with the returning officer, who has sought time to verify the facts. BJP’s Gujarat chief CR Patil has said that action will be taken against people who are involved in anti-party activities.
Notably, after the BJP denied ticket to Dipak, the father-son duo has started a rebellion against the saffron party. The MLA was confident that he will ensure a ticket for his son, but the new guidelines released by the party for the selection of candidates for the local body elections have made it almost impossible for the legislator to secure a ticket for his son.
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