Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 21
In what might come as a humiliation to the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh, its personal MLA from Gopamau, Shyam Prakash, has launched a pointy assault in opposition to it claiming that “corruption is at its peak in the state”.
The BJP MLA wrote on social media: “Maine apne rajneetik jeevan main itna bhrastachar nahi dekha hai jitna is samay dekh aur sun raha hoon. Jis se shikayat karo wo khud vasooli kar leta hai,” broadly suggesting: “I have not seen so much corruption in my entire political life as much as I am seeing and hearing now. And if you complain about it to someone, you have to pay for it.”
This just isn’t the primary time the MLA has posted in opposition to the federal government, the system and officers on the social media, based on studies. Shyam Prakash, who left the SP to hitch the BJP, has additionally been within the BSP and the Congress. In the SP additionally he had spoken in opposition to the federal government.
Sources say Shyam Prakash is drawing help from not simply the Opposition but in addition “many within the BJP” who all have complaints about “over-centralisation” of energy and their very own lack of relevance and clout within the Adityanath regime. “The UP government is functioning on the lines of the Central BJP government,” they declare.
UP-based political observer Sudheer Panwar explains: “Wave politics has dwarfed local politicians and their issues. Local politicians are largely treated as mere extension of the Central leadership. Earlier, Congress and regional parties suffered from the syndrome but after the Modi phenomenon, situation has also changed in the BJP. Power is concentrated in a handful of politicians and administrative team making the rest more or less redundant.”
The BJP received the 2017 Assembly elections on the Narendra Modi wave and with out a chief minister face.
Notably, Shyam Prakash had additionally alleged “misuse” of MLA funds within the identify of Covid fund and requested the steadiness to be returned to him. Though the BJP seems to have chosen to disregard the problem, its MLA has been drawing help from the Opposition events who’re utilizing the chance to stage accusations in opposition to it. “The public is upset with all-round corruption, now even BJP MLAs are saying that,” they stated.