UP Minister embarrasses Yogi, says corruption has increased
Ballia: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh was left red-faced on Tuesday as one of its cabinet ministers, Om Prakash Rajbhar, claimed that corruption had increased under the present dispensation.
Rajbhar, who leads BJP ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), also said that his party was not getting the due respect under the present government. "There is more corruption prevailing under the BJP regime as compared to the previous SP and the BSP regimes. Though I am part of this government, this is not my government...We have an alliance with the BJP," Rajbhar told PTI over the phone. The SBSP is not getting due honour in the BJP regime, he added. "I have talked to the chief minister on these issues," he said. Asked whether his party would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with the BJP, Rajbhar said it depended on the saffron party. "It depends on the BJP whether it wants an alliance with us or not. Like local body polls, if the BJP does not
forge an alliance with us, we will contest the Lok Sabha polls alone," he said.