Khanpur MLA to approach court if case not lodged against Karnwal
The Jhabreda MLA Deshraj Karnwal would be disqualified from his membership of the Assembly and be in jail in the near future, averred the Khanpur MLA Pranav Singh ‘Champion’. If the police don’t lodge a case against him and his wife in a day, the Khanpur MLA will approach the court of law. Singh said this while addressing the media here on Tuesday.
After days of the Jhabreda MLA and his Khanpur counterpart levelling allegations at each other, Singh addressed the media at the Press Club here on Tuesday. He said, “Karnwal got a false caste certificate for himself. The sub divisional magistrate of Roorkee had suspended the Lekhpal for this and a probe by the Tehsildar had ascertained that the caste certificate was not valid. Karnwal went on to use this very certificate to secure a membership of the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha. I have secured all the relevant documents under the Right To Information Act to prove my point. I had also lodged a complaint with the police but no case has been lodged. Karnwal and his wife already have various criminal cases against them in Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh). If no case is lodged against Karnwal in a day, I will approach the court of law,” he said, while adding that for his criminal acts, the Jhabreda MLA would end up in jail, disqualified from the membership of the Assembly.
The Khanpur MLA also stressed that he had not started the verbal spat with the Jhabreda MLA but had only responded to his allegations. Regarding the notice issued to him by the Bharatiya Janata Party, he said that he would respond to the notice on receiving it.
Meanwhile, The Pioneer attempted to contact the Jhabreda MLA for his opinion but Karnwal did not respond.
BJP cautions MLAs to maintain discipline
The Bharatiya Janata Party state unit has reiterated that its MLAs are expected to maintain party discipline.
The BJP State media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said that the party is minutely monitoring the whole episode of the Khanpur and Jhabreda MLAs levelling allegations at each other.
All points before and after the party serving notices to the two MLAs are being taken into consideration.
Bhasin said that both the MLAs have been told strictly to refrain from making controversial statements or any other unwanted action.
Discipline is of prime importance for the party and for maintaining it the party leadership will not hesitate from taking any necessary step.