Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Supreme Court advocate Ajay Agarwal, who contested against Sonia Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli in 2014, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “ungrateful.”
He also claimed that if fair elections were held, the BJP would be reduced to only 40 seats, opposed to the 400 seats it has been claiming.
“Be prepared for this to withstand the shock,” Agarwal’s letter to the PM read, reported The Wire.
Agarwal has been denied a ticket from Raebareli this time.
According to the news website, in his letter to the prime minister, Agarwal wrote:
“I disclosed the details of a meeting held during the Gujarat elections at the residence of Mani Shankar Aiyar in Jangpura on December 6, 2018, between former Vice-President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani authorities. If I had not done so, the BJP would probably have lost those elections.”
Agarwal had garnered the most number of votes, for a BJP candidate, contesting from Raebareli, by polling 1,73,721, for the BJP from the Gandhi bastion.
He asserted BJP candidate Girish Chandra Pandey got only 31,290 votes in 2004, while Vinay Katiyar got only 19,657 votes. In 2009, RB Singh also got only 25,444 votes, Agarwal claimed.
On Corruption During Demonetisation
The BJP leader also alleged on-ground corruption when demonetisation was announced.
“During demonetisation, I tried many times to get your attention with my letters and talk about corruption taking place on the ground. But instead of investigating, you made me the focus of your anger,” he reportedly wrote.
Speaking to The Wire, Agrawal said he will not resign from the party.
“There is no information on BJP workers rigging the demonetisation process, but the decision itself was very stupid.” On the question of resigning from the party, he said that the party does not belong to anyone, and he is not going to leave.
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