SP leader says govt official is not even worth a tyre

SP leader says  govt official is not even worth a tyre

 Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav may be trying hard to change the image of their party, but its leaders, it appears, are hell bent on nipping all their efforts in the bud.

An SP nominee to the Lok Sabha from Faizabad reportedly abused and threatened a senior government official with dire consequences after the latter refused to allot a room in the circuit house in Ayodhya for an acquaintance of the politican, citing rules.

“Tumhari aukat meri gadi ke tyre jitni bhi nahin hai, Agar room awantit nahin kiya to tumhe workers ke samne jooton se maroonga (Your worth is not equal even to a tyre of my vehicle. I will beat you in front of party workers if you do not allot a room),” Tilakram Verma, who has been declared SP nominee from Faizabad, told resident magistrate Awadhesh Kumar Mishra on Friday.

Mishra has written a letter to the district magistrate and district police chief, in which he mentioned the incident.

He alleged that Verma had abused him over the phone after he expressed his inability to allot a room as per the Verma’s recommendation.

He said Verma had been staying at the circuit house for the past week and wanted another room to be allotted to an acquaintance of his, which was against the rules.


Life in danger
The official believes that his life might be in danger, and has sought security.

He has also sought action against Verma.

“The matter is being investigated,” said the officials concerned.

Earlier, too, many SP legislators and senior leaders had embarrassed their own government by threatening government officials.

Recently, an SP leader had said that the cops were their “slaves” and would do whatever the party would want them to do.

Barely a few months ago, UP cabinet minister Azam Khan, at a public function, had called the men in khaki “dalals” (middlemen), much to the shock and dismay of the cops. 

On another occasion, he had called a senior official “badtameez” (ill-mannered) while rebuking him in public.

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