Bhopal, July 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Surendra Nath Singh has sparked a controversy as he threatened to “spill the blood” of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
Former party MLA Singh who has been leading a drive against eviction of hawkers, hogged the limelight on Thursday through his street show and on Friday his actions led to disruption of Assembly proceedings.
His own party leaders disapproved of his actions saying it went against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stated policy of public conduct.
Singh said he was leading a protest against the action being taken against the poor vendors and inflated power bills handed to slum dwellers.
“The local administration has been removing the vendors from the city without rehabilitation,” he said.
The Assembly was adjourned twice during the Question Hour amid an uproar by the ruling Congress members over the alleged statement made by Singh against the Chief Minister as Speaker N.P. Prajapati adjourned the House twice.
BJP members said they were ready for a discussion on the issue. Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava said his party does not approve of such behaviour.
Bhopal police had registered a case on Thursday against Singh for violating prohibitory orders, City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Umesh Tiwari said. He was released on bail by a district court on Friday on a personal bond.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath said the House has already condemned the BJP leader’s statement.
“I don’t need to say anything about this anymore. This has been the BJP’s culture to spread anarchy. The BJP members preach values and character but their own office bearers and workers have always stayed away from such conduct,” Nath said.
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