Lucknow/Ballia. Rakesh Pratap Singh, a Samajwadi Party MLA from Gauriganj area of Amethi district, who was fasting in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow, after resigning from the membership of the assembly after being upset over the non-construction of roads in his area, was arrested by the police due to ill health. Has been admitted to the hospital.
Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ram Govind Chaudhary, supporting fasting MLA Rakesh Pratap Singh, has warned the government of agitation from the house to the road. Accusing the government of inhuman treatment with the MLA during the fast, Chaudhary said that the UP government should immediately accept his demand, leaving dogma, otherwise the Samajwadi Party will launch a movement from the house to the road against the government on this issue.
It is worth mentioning that Rakesh Pratap Singh, the party’s MLA from Gauriganj assembly constituency of Amethi, on October 31, on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, resigned from his assembly membership accusing the government of breach of promise and went on a hunger strike near the Gandhi statue in Hazratganj (Atal Chowk). But sat down.
According to Ram Govind Chaudhary, Singh, who was on fast, was forcibly sent to the hospital after being put in an ambulance. However, Lucknow Police Commissioner DK Thakur said on Saturday that the MLA has been sent to the hospital due to ill health. Thakur said that the doctor advised the MLA to be admitted to the hospital, after which he has been admitted to the civil hospital. Meanwhile, Chaudhary issued a release in Ballia on Saturday, taking a jibe at the UP government’s claim of development. He accused the pace of development being zero and said that how ironic it is that the SP MLAs were continuously raising their voice in the House for the construction of two roads in their area, yet their demand is continuously being ignored by the government.