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BJP government under Adityanath is torturing the people in UP: Sanjay Singh AAP

Singh, a Rajya Sabha member, claims has been accused of Sedition, says 13 charges in three months have been leveled against him by UP government

Sabrangindia 18 Sep 2020

Image Courtesy:livehindustan.com

Rajya Sabha MP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has for the past few days been alleging that  the Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has charged him with Sedition, and confirmed that he has received a copy of the charges. Singh had raised the issue in Rajya Sabha too where in an impassioned speech he alleged that he had been targeted and charged by the UP CM for speaking out against the law and order problems in the state. He said as many as 13 charges have been made against him in the past three months. 

On Friday, Singh announced that he now had the support of 37 Members of Parliament, from 12 parties, who have written to RS Chairman. Singh said that the RS Chairman “gave an assurance of action to the House.”

 

Singh  alleged that Adityanath has called him “a 'deshdrohi' (traitor). In three months, there are 13 cases against me. There haven’t been so many cases against any mafia in Uttar Pradesh," Singh told the media at a press conference in Delhi. He said he is ready to ‘court arrest, and will “leave for Lucknow on September 20 and surrender before the court.” Adding, "What is my crime? I asked this question to the honourable Chair in the House today. I am happy to say that 37 MPs supported me and the Chair assured the House that the entire matter will be investigated."

According to Singh he has been charged with sedition “because I raised my voice on the violence and atrocities against Brahmins and Dalits in UP. Because I raised my voice against rampant corruption in the purchase of Corona kits in the times of a pandemic.” Singh, who has risen fast from city politics to representing the AAP in the Upper House, said Adityanath was abusing his political powers. "You must have heard several stories about the abuse of political power. I want to apprise you that the Uttar Pradesh government under Shri Yogi Adityanath has now filed a sedition case against me. I have given my whole life for the welfare of people but today the UP government is claiming that I am an anti-national. The Yogi government has filed 13 FIRs against me in the last 3 months. They have not filed 13 FIRs against any of the UP mafias in this period, but they have filed these FIRs against me," he said.

Singh said, he raised his voice against the “atrocity of Brahmin and Dalits in UP,” and added that “every section and community is unhappy with the Yogi government. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP led government under Shri Yogi Adityanath is torturing the people of Brahmin community. Atrocities are going on against the people from Maurya community, Nishad, Bind, Kashyap, Jaat, Gujjar, Valmiki, Kurmi, Yadav and other communities. I raised the issue of the killing of journalist Shri Vikram Joshi and others. I have also raised the issue of massive corruption by the Yogi government in buying Corona kits,” he alleged.

According to Singh, he has shown how the UP government is “buying Rs 800 Oximeter for Rs 5,000” and thermometers which are locally available for Rs 1,600 have been “purchased at Rs 13,000”, alleging corruption by UP government.

Sanjay Singh has alleged that the UP govt first registered a case under IT act, and after he raised the corruption issue, in Rajya Sabha, they filed a “sedition case yesterday evening against me”. He added that on September 20 he “will join the Rajya Sabha and from there I will travel to Lucknow to surrender in front of police. I know that the Yogi government will arrest me on September 20.”

He added that MPs from Congress, TMC, SP, Shiv Sena, RJD, TRS, TDP, DMK, Akali Dal, NCP and others have supported him and written a letter to RS Chairman, asking for a thorough probe. 

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BJP government under Adityanath is torturing the people in UP: Sanjay Singh AAP

Singh, a Rajya Sabha member, claims has been accused of Sedition, says 13 charges in three months have been leveled against him by UP government

Image Courtesy:livehindustan.com

Rajya Sabha MP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has for the past few days been alleging that  the Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has charged him with Sedition, and confirmed that he has received a copy of the charges. Singh had raised the issue in Rajya Sabha too where in an impassioned speech he alleged that he had been targeted and charged by the UP CM for speaking out against the law and order problems in the state. He said as many as 13 charges have been made against him in the past three months. 

On Friday, Singh announced that he now had the support of 37 Members of Parliament, from 12 parties, who have written to RS Chairman. Singh said that the RS Chairman “gave an assurance of action to the House.”

 

Singh  alleged that Adityanath has called him “a 'deshdrohi' (traitor). In three months, there are 13 cases against me. There haven’t been so many cases against any mafia in Uttar Pradesh," Singh told the media at a press conference in Delhi. He said he is ready to ‘court arrest, and will “leave for Lucknow on September 20 and surrender before the court.” Adding, "What is my crime? I asked this question to the honourable Chair in the House today. I am happy to say that 37 MPs supported me and the Chair assured the House that the entire matter will be investigated."

According to Singh he has been charged with sedition “because I raised my voice on the violence and atrocities against Brahmins and Dalits in UP. Because I raised my voice against rampant corruption in the purchase of Corona kits in the times of a pandemic.” Singh, who has risen fast from city politics to representing the AAP in the Upper House, said Adityanath was abusing his political powers. "You must have heard several stories about the abuse of political power. I want to apprise you that the Uttar Pradesh government under Shri Yogi Adityanath has now filed a sedition case against me. I have given my whole life for the welfare of people but today the UP government is claiming that I am an anti-national. The Yogi government has filed 13 FIRs against me in the last 3 months. They have not filed 13 FIRs against any of the UP mafias in this period, but they have filed these FIRs against me," he said.

Singh said, he raised his voice against the “atrocity of Brahmin and Dalits in UP,” and added that “every section and community is unhappy with the Yogi government. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP led government under Shri Yogi Adityanath is torturing the people of Brahmin community. Atrocities are going on against the people from Maurya community, Nishad, Bind, Kashyap, Jaat, Gujjar, Valmiki, Kurmi, Yadav and other communities. I raised the issue of the killing of journalist Shri Vikram Joshi and others. I have also raised the issue of massive corruption by the Yogi government in buying Corona kits,” he alleged.

According to Singh, he has shown how the UP government is “buying Rs 800 Oximeter for Rs 5,000” and thermometers which are locally available for Rs 1,600 have been “purchased at Rs 13,000”, alleging corruption by UP government.

Sanjay Singh has alleged that the UP govt first registered a case under IT act, and after he raised the corruption issue, in Rajya Sabha, they filed a “sedition case yesterday evening against me”. He added that on September 20 he “will join the Rajya Sabha and from there I will travel to Lucknow to surrender in front of police. I know that the Yogi government will arrest me on September 20.”

He added that MPs from Congress, TMC, SP, Shiv Sena, RJD, TRS, TDP, DMK, Akali Dal, NCP and others have supported him and written a letter to RS Chairman, asking for a thorough probe. 

Related:

UP's Special Security Force Act: The good, the bad, the ugly
No warrant, no due process: UP's 'Special Force' to bend all rules!
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