BJP rejects tickets to two controversial MLAs

BJP rejects tickets to two controversial MLAs

Gyan Dev Ahuja and Bhanwari Lal Singhal

Treading with cautious the Bharatiya Janta Party has denied tickets to its two controversial legislators Gyan Dev Ahuja and Bhanwari Lal Singhal who had often been in the news for the wrong remarks. 

One of its sitting legislators Gyandev Ahuja, who represents Ramgarh constituency in Alwar region in 2016 was embroiled in a controversy by claiming that hundreds of abortion injections, thousands of condoms, liquor bottles, bones and packets of namkeens inside the JNU campus daily. Later he gave another controversial statement saying that anyone who indulges in smuggling or slaughter of cows will be killed. In August this year, Ahuja had even said Jawaharlal Nehru was not a ‘Pandit’ because he ate “beef and pork”.

Moreover, during the Akbar Khan lynching case, he was caught saying on record that "those involved in the lynching are innocent". 

The saffron party has also dropped Banwari Singhal, MLA from Alwar city, who had made anti-Muslim remarks. He was caught saying, "Don't allow 

The ruling party has released two lists so far of 162 candidates for the elections to be held on December 7 for 200 assembly constituencies. In the two lists, a total of 92 sitting MLAs have been fielded again in the election while 43 sitting MLAs have been dropped. 

The BJP ministers who have been denied ticket by the party from their existing seats include Babulal Verma, Dhan Singh Rawat, Rajkumar Rinwa and Surendra Goyal. Goyal has resigned from the party and has announced he will contest the election independently.

The BJP had released its first list on November 11, while the second list of 31 candidates was announced on November 14.

The BJP had won 163 seats in the last 2013 elections, while its arch-rival Congress could get just 21.