J&K BJP ‘anti-dalit’, weakening party, will take our fight to PM: MLA Chenani

Jammu, May 4: Days after reshuffle in the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti headed Council of Ministers, BJP MLA from Chenani goes on rebel mode and slammed party for allegedly being ‘anti-dalit’ and asserting that MLAs, ministers are weakening the party.
The MLA however, also said that he will continue the fight and take it to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expose BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The party MLAs and Ministers in J&K are not only tarnishing party’s image but also weakening the party and have lost faith of people,” Dina Nath Bhagat, MLA Chenani here told a news channel on Friday.
He however, said, “the MLAs and ministers are beating drums of development but the truth is that no development has taken place in the past three years.”
There are seven MLAs representing Scheduled Caste category in the party, he said and added, “all the MLAs are being ignored because of party’s ‘anti-dalit’ policies.”
When Asia’s Longest Tunnel, Chenani-Nashri tunnel was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April last year, being a local MLA and my colleague, MLA from Ramban (both of SC category) were supposed to be on the dais with the VVIP but there was no seat made available to them, he rued.
There are so many other issues like reservation in promotions and despite the voice raised by the category MLAs in the Assembly, BJP despite being into the government, failed to address the issue, which shows that they are ‘anti-dalits’.
“We are seven MLAs in the party and won with huge margin,” he said adding that the party should at least give them their due share.
The BJP MLA also lashed out at state party president and MLA Sat Sharma for being “opportunist” and said, “the state president from the day one of Kathua case, was after two ministers and they were made sacrificial goat.”
“To become a minister, party president played a dirty politics,” said Bhagat.
He however, said that guilty should not be spared in Kathua case but at the same time, those who are innocents, should not be punished and added, “we will not stay mum and take our fight to PM and make him aware about ‘anti-party’ activities by some own ministers and MLAs.”