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Facing Discrimination Dalit BJP Lawmaker Complains To PM Modi, 'Yogi Threw Me Out'

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| April 5 , 2018 , 13:59 IST

Merely days after Dalit community's 'Bharat Bandh' protests rocked the nation, a Dalit BJP lawmkaer in Uttar Pradesh reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly complaining of discrimination, accusing UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of 'throwing him out'.

Chhote Lal Kharwar, 45, who represents the Robertsganj constituency of UP complained that he was facing discrimination by the administration in his constituency and that his complaints were not being heard by his own party.

Kharwar claims that he met with CM Yogi twice but was "scolded and thrown out".

In his letter to PM Modi, Kharwar names state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and another leader, Sunil Bansal apart from Yogi.

chhote lal complaint letter to pm modi"You see, I exhausted all my options internally within the party, that is why I went to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. You please check at the local level and see if you can find any instances of wrongdoing against me. If not, then why is this happening?" Chhote Lal said to NDTV.

In the letter, Kharwar says that he has been raising instances of rampant corruption in the district administration for years, and had hoped for improvement when Yogi Adityanath came to power. However, nothing was done, and rather his own land was shown as encroached forest land by the administration.

Kharwar alleged that local BJP leaders have been working against him and his brother, who is also a local politician, and that they are colluding with rival parties.

PM Modi has reportedly assured Kharwar that action will be taken.