BJP MLA from Vaghodia, Madhu Shrivastav, has once again raked up a controversy with his statements. While addressing an event in Sayajipura, the BJP legislator said that he keeps police and collector in his pocket and no one can touch him.
With civic elections around-the-corner, the Congress too has utilised the opportunity. It has questioned the Gujarat government of staying silent on the controversial statement of the BJP MLA.
Controversies of Madhu Shrivastav
This is not the first time when the MLA has raked up controversy. A few days back, he was in news for threatening journalists of getting them beaten up for asking tough questions related to his son’s nomination in the civic elections as an independent candidate.
While this controversy was yet to die down, the Madhu Shrivastav has raked up another controversy with his statement. He said, “I keep the collector and police in my pocket. Nobody can dare to touch my collar.”
Nitin Patel unhappy with Madhu Shrivastav
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has expressed unhappiness with the statement given by Madhu Shrivastav. He said that such a statement should not be made by a legislator. He also said that no one can keep the police and collector in his pocket.
Patel, however, remained silent on whether any disciplinary action against Madhu Shrivastav will be taken on not.
Earlier this month, the BJP leadership had expressed its unhappiness 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.
The saffron party raked up the issue of Dipak’s three children with the returning officer and eventually his nomination was rejected. 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 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 made it almost impossible for the legislator to secure a ticket for his son.
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