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Yogi Adityanath sacks minister critical of BJP day after exit polls

Om Prakash Rajbhar had said BJP members should be 'thrashed' with shoes
Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath
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PTI   |   Lucknow   |   Published 20.05.19, 06:31 AM

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday recommended that the governor immediately sack Om Prakash Rajbhar from his cabinet for his outbursts against senior NDA partner BJP.

Governor Ram Naik accepted the recommendation and relieved Rajbhar as backward class welfare and Divyangjan empowerment minister, an official spokesperson said here.

Adityanath also recommended that all other Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) members holding the rank of minister of state be removed immediately, the spokesperson said here.

Rajbhar has often been critical of the BJP. During the Lok Sabha elections campaign, he had said that BJP members should be “thrashed” with shoes.

He had recently sent a letter to the chief minister stating that he was resigning from the cabinet.

Rajbhar had also fielded party candidates from several constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and supported Congress and SP-BSP alliance candidates on some seats in Lok Sabha polls.

The SBSP is a BJP ally in Uttar Pradesh and had won four seats in the 2017 Assembly elections.



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