Uttar Pradesh : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday recommended Governor Ram Naik to sack OM Prakash Rajbhar from his Cabinet “with immediate effect”.
Lately Rajbhar has been making controversial statements against the BJP putting himself in trouble from his own party.
Mr. Rajbhar holds the backward Classes Portfolio in the Yogi Adityanath government.
This came a day after Mr. Rajbhar, an ally of the BJP who has turned rebel, predicted the party would fare poorly in UP. Mr. Rajbhar, on May 19, the last voting day, had predicted that the SP-BSP alliance would win a “large number” of seats and the BJP would suffer heavy looses, also because of his rebellion.
Mr. Rajbhar who has been on a warpath against the BJP after it denied him a ticket on his own symbol, said the BJP was “responsible” for its own losses as it did not take along its ally. Mr. Rajbhar is the president of the Suheldev Bharaitya Samaj Party.
He suggested that the BJP would lose primarily due to his rebellion.
“By not giving us one seat the BJP has damaged itself on 50,” said Mr. Rajbhar, who had been demanding the Ghosi seat for himself.