BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh rejected allegations that his party’s Yuva Morcha employee Shibbu Singh was detained for harassment, as claimed in some media studies.

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Lakhimpur Kheri: Unruly scenes had been witnessed at a police station in Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday evening as native Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers allegedly barged into its premises and freed their colleague detained for “misbehaviour” with police, however the party denied costs it bought him launched forcibly.

BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh, who additionally went to the Mohammadi Police Station, rejected allegations that his party’s Yuva Morcha employee Shibbu Singh was detained for harassment, as claimed in some media studies, which had been tweeted by Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

“I will quit as MLA if eve-teasing charges (sic) against Shibbu Singh are established. But, if such charges are found baseless, then those levelling false allegations must tender an apology,” he informed PTI over cellphone.

“It is 100 percent false,” he asserted, when requested concerning the allegations that BJP workers barged into the police station to free their colleague.

No FIR or grievance has been registered towards Shibbu Singh over his alleged misbehavior with the police, who remained tight-lipped over the incident.

The MLA stated Shibbu Singh was returning from a party perform, which ran until round 10.30-11.00 pm, when he was detained by the police as he was drunk and was put in the lock-up.

He stated when a senior metropolis chief of the BJP got here to learn about a party employee being detained, he went to the police station together with “our 2-3 workers, who are officer-bearers” and requested the inspector to launch him if the officer “deemed fit”.

“The inspector said that Shibu was mildly drunk. ‘It was no big deal. I am releasing him’,” the MLA stated. “He was released and the matter had ended.”

“I really don’t understand where did they get this eve-teasing theory (sic) from?” he requested. “If they prove this, I will resign as MLA. And if not proven, then those who are sitting at such high posts and leading a big party should tender an apology and resign.”

“They have made a mountain out of a molehill. It’s too shameful,” he stated.

“I am ready for all kind of investigations — CBI, CID whatever. Our worker has done no wrong. And police too have made no mistake,” he stated.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the incident, referring to it because the ”save criminals” mission of the state dispensation.

Along with their tweets attacking the federal government, they additionally tagged the media studies as effectively.

“How it started: ”Beti bachao” (save daughters). How it’s going: ”Apradhi bachao” (save criminals)”,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Priyanka Gandhi stated in a tweet in Hindi, “Will the UP CM tell that this is happening under which ”mission”? ”Beti bachao” (save daughters) or ”Apradhi bachao” (save criminals)”?”

The BJP MLA expressed anguish over the tweets. “The tweets were nothing but a reflection of a mean mentality of the Congress leaders who smell eve-teasing in every incident,” he stated.

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