- Dalit BJP parliamentarian writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Dalit BJP MP complains against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
- MP reportedly said he was facing discrimination by the administration
Prime Minister Modi has reportedly assured him that action will be taken.
Chhote Lal represents Uttar Pradesh's Robertsganj constituency. His complaint has emerged days after the ruling party faced massive Dalit protests across the nation, in which 11 people were killed. Dalit groups were protesting against a Supreme Court order that they feared weakened a law that protects them from atrocities.
Chhote Lal has reportedly complained to PM Modi that he was facing discrimination by the administration in his constituency and his complaints were not being heard by his own party.
His letter names Yogi Adityanath, state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and another leader, Sunil Bansal. He has also complained to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
He has also written that local BJP leaders have been working against him and his brother, who is a local politician, and are colluding with rival parties.
The MP had surfaced last year in a controversial video in which he was seen making derogatory comments against the police. He was accusing the police and officials of bias towards a rival candidate in a local election.
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