Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya,who had resigned from Akhilesh Yadav ministry after he was named as an accused in the case of murder of Kunda DSP Ziaul Haque,has extended a helping hand to nearly 500 Pakistani Hindus camping in Delhi who are demanding permission for staying permanently in India.
Raja Bhaiyya visited the Pakistani Hindus in Delhi on April 16,gave financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to them, and reportedly also offered land for their settlement in his fiefdom Kunda in Pratapgarh district.
Raja Bhaiyya,however,denied he had offered land.
Raja Bhaiyya came here to meet the families of Pakistani Hindus,stayed here for several hours and interacted with them. He has given an assistance of Rs 1 lakh and assured them help whenever required, said Nahar Singh,who is sheltering the families of Pakistani Hindus in Delhi.
At present,482 Pakistani Hindus are living there.
Appreciating the role of Raja Bhaiyya,Singh said he is the lone Hindu politician who came on his own and offered help. Two Pakistani Hindus went to Kunda on his invitation to see the land and other arrangements for their living. They have returned and are satisfied with the benevolence of Raja Bhaiyya, Singh added.
He,however,said shifting of Pakistani Hindus from Delhi to Kunda will take some time as there are legal formalities to be completed.
We are pursuing it with the Indian government and are hopeful of a positive result. This will be the first case of rehabilitation of Pakistani Hindus by an individual, he stated.
However,Raja Bhaiyya denied he had offered land in Kunda for the Pakistani Hindus. The first thing for these people is the permission to stay in India. During my interaction,they said they are more interested in staying in cities so that they can do some business, he stated.
Raja Bhaiyya also denied he had any link with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP),which had taken up the cause of Pakistani Hindus. There is no politics in it,it is totally on humanitarian ground,it should not be seen as a pro-Hindu step. Our country has given shelter to many others,such as Tibetans. There is no harm if these people stay here, he added.
Raja Bhaiyya had to submit his resignation on March 4 after his name figured in the FIR lodged by Parveen Azad,wife of slain Kunda DSP. After his resignation from the ministry,his father Uday Pratap Singh had met VHP leaders at Kesar Bhawan in Allahabad in March. In at least one of these closed-door meetings,senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal too was present.