New Delhi: Hours after the killing of Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey in a police ‘encounter’ near Kanpur, senior BJP leader Uma Bharti Friday applauded UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the police action even as she questioned the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government over the criminal’s presence in Ujjain.
In a series of tweets, Bharti congratulated the UP Police and Adityanath for killing a “demon” like Dubey.
However, she said three things still remain a “mystery”. “How did he reach Ujjain? How long did he stay in the Mahakal complex? His face was shown on TV so much that it was impossible to not recognise him so why did it take so long to recognise him?”
2. अब तीन बातें रहस्य की परत में हैं-(1) वह उज्जैन तक कैसे पहुंचा? (2) वह महाकाल परिसर में कितनी देर रहा? (3) उसका चेहरा टीवी पर इतना दिखा कि उसे कोई भी पहचान लेता तो उसको पहचाने जाने में इतना समय कैसे लगा?
— Uma Bharti (@umasribharti) July 10, 2020
Dubey, who was the main accused in the killing of eight UP police personnel, was arrested by the MP Police in Ujjain Thursday.
Bharti said she would take up this issue and her unanswered questions with MP Chief Minister Chouhan and Home Minister Narottam Mishra.
“I will definitely talk to Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Narottam Mishra on this subject but the truth has come to light that Mahakal has killed the killer of an honest police officer like Devendra Mishra,” she said.
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मैं @ChouhanShivraj जी से एवं गृह मंत्री @drnarottammisra जी से इस विषय पर बात अवश्य करूंगी किंतु यह सच्चाई तो सामने आ गई कि भगवान महाकाल ने देवेंद्र मिश्र जैसे ईमानदार पुलिस अधिकारी के हत्यारे का संहार कर दिया। @BJP4India @BJP4UP @BJP4MP @CMOfficeUP @CMMadhyaPradesh
— Uma Bharti (@umasribharti) July 10, 2020
Defending the MP government over these questions, BJP state spokesperson Hitesh Bajpai said, “Uma ji might not be aware of this information as this is classified information of the police, to be produced in front of a judge after completion of police diary. This is privileged information that the department knows well.”
‘Does not reflect well’
This isn’t the first time that Uma Bharti has targeted the Madhya Pradesh government, especially Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Bharti was reportedly angry over not being consulted, for sidelining the party’s core workers, and “uneven” caste representation in the expansion. She also wrote to the state BJP chief V.D. Sharma, pointing out that her suggestions were not included for cabinet expansion.
She had also sent text messages to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, party’s MP in-charge Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and national president J.P. Nadda before the expansion, urging them to ensure equal representation of caste.
Speaking about her outburst on Twitter, a senior BJP leader, who didn’t wish to be named, said, “Even if she is upset or has questions she needs answers for, social media is certainly not the platform. The opposition has already been attacking Chouhan and Mishra over the encounter. BJP leaders questioning our own government does not reflect well.”
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