UP BJP MLA writes open letter defending Yogi over Bulandshahr violence

Sitting Uttar Pradesh BJP lawmaker from Bulandshahr has written an open letter to 83 retired bureaucrats who had demanded resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that the letter was politically motivated and they were not aware of the ground reality which led to violence in Bulandshahr.

In his three page letter that was released to media on Thursday, ruling party MLA from Anoop Shahar in Bulandshahr district Sanjay Sharma said that allegations leveled by the retired bureaucrats against Chief Minister was “unfortunate” and politically “motivated” and the language used against CM was an attempt to spread communal hatred.

Talking to the media here on Thursday, the MLA said that he was hurt by the baseless allegations by former bureaucrats which include retired IAS, IPS, IFS and other civil services who through a letter blamed CM of inciting communal hatred.

“The 83 retired bureaucrats have claimed that CM is biased towards a particular community but the fact is that this Government had given permission to the same community to organize a big 3 day festival and ensured its successful completion. If Government was biased towards that community it would not have given permission to the organizers,” Mr Sharma said in his letter.

He said the bureaucrats are concerned about Bulandshahr but no one took pains to visit that region. They say two people died in the violence but are silent on slaughtering of 21 cows. “I congratulate Chief Minister for protecting cow. And as far as bureaucrats claimed that wrong persons were arrested, the administration rectified its fault,” Mr Sharma said.

In their letter bureaucrats had claimed that the mob violence in Bulandshahr on December 3 last instigated and engineered with malicious intent, which led to the cold blooded murder of a police officer. It shows that in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, fundamental principles of governance, of constitutional ethics and of humane social conduct stand perverted. The Chief Minister of the state acts as a high priest of the agenda of bigotry and majoritarian supremacy – an agenda which now seems to take precedence over everything else. 

“Ample videographed evidence exists to show that those engaged in violence and their leaders, as well as those who egged them on, are allowed to roam scot-free while, at the same time, alleged cow killers, against whom not a shred of evidence exists, are taken into custody, just because they are Muslims. Three of the main accused in the mob violence leading to the death of the police officer flaunt their affiliations to the Sangh Parivar,” bureaucrats said.“(We) Demand the resignation of the Chief Minister for his failure to abide by the Constitution to which he has sworn his allegiance,” the bureaucrats further said.

Hitting out at the bureaucrats the BJP MLA said that Bulandshahr violence was an act of sudden provocation due to killing of gaumata. “And the demand asking CM to resign was senseless because this is the government elected by people and only people have the right to dethrone it,” Mr Sharma said.

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