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Woman leader complains to BJP top brass over MP Rajveer Singh’s ‘abusive language’

Rajveer Singh is the son of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow |
Updated: May 24, 2015 4:03:32 pm

Meena Kumari, a senior woman leader of BJP Braj region submitted a written complaint to top leaders of the party accusing Etah MP Rajveer Singh ‘Raju Bhaiyya’ of using abusive words against her and of misbehaving with her at a party meeting held in Deendayal Dham, Mathura on May 17.

The meeting was called regarding preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally scheduled there on Monday. Rajveer is son of former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is currently Governor of Rajasthan.

The complainant Meena Kumari is vice-president of party Braj region unit and she was district president of Aligarh earlier. She had also contested Assembly elections for the BJP from Khair in 2007 and earlier she had won an election to the Aligarh Zila Panchayat membership in 1995 and 2000.

Meena Kumari told The Indian Express that a party meeting was called in Deendayal Dham on May 17. Party national general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal, joint general secretary (Organisation) Shiv Prakash, state in-charge Om Mathur, state president Laxmikant Bajpai and state general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal were present at this meeting.

“After the meeting concluded, I was asking Aligarh district president Deoraj Singh why he was not calling me and other senior leaders of the region to the important party meetings and events held in Aligarh. MP Rajveer Singh interrupted the argument and used an objectionable word for me while defending Deoraj. His way of talking was like a misbehaviour. I immediately objected that he should not use such words for a lady,” Meena said.

Meena said that in another meeting held on May 21, she gave a written complaint to party joint general secretary Shiv Prakash. She also sent a complaint letter to other leaders including Ram Lal, Om Mathur, Laxmikant Bajpai, Sunil Bansal by post.

“In the complaint letter, I have informed the senior leaders about the incident and the role of Rajveer and Deoraj. Now whatever decision the party will take, I will accept that.” she said.

Meena also said that she was once again not invited to another party meeting called at residence of Rajveer Singh in Aligarh. The meeting was held regarding rally preparations on May 22.

When contacted, Rajveer Singh denied the allegations of Meena Kumari. Rajveer admitted that he had intervened when Meena was talking to Aligarh district president. “But it was a peaceful normal talk about the party works and I did not use any wrong word against her. There were more than 150 people present in the meeting hall at that moment. I could never misbehave with any lady and I following discipline of the party,” Rajveer said.

Rajveer added that Meena might be making allegations under the influence of his rivals.

Aligarh district president Deoraj Singh denied the allegations of Meena and claimed that he had not met her in the meeting of May 17. Deoraj said that he calls her in every party meeting. “She is making such allegations against Rajveer Singh and me only to get limelight and attention of media,” Deoraj said.

While party joint general secretary (organisation) Shiv Prakash was not available for comment,  party state in-charge Om Mathur said that he was unaware with any such incident.

Another vice-president of Braj region Raghuraj Singh said that he was present in the meeting when the incident took place. “I did not hear the word that Rajveer used for Meenaji. But I came to know that he had misbehaved with her. Deoraj is not inviting party senior leaders in the meetings at the behest of Rajveer Singh,” Raghuraj said.

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