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Ujjain: BJP MP Malviya in a soup over quota issue


Ujjain: Member of Parliament (MP) and state BJP spokesman Chintamani Malviya found himself in trouble when reported hurled volley of questions with regard to reservation system.

Malviya, who arrived from Delhi on Friday morning and is scheduled to leave for China on Saturday, had convened a press conference at Lokshakti Bhavan the divisional headquarters of the party to detail out provisions of bills passed by the Parliament (Lok Sabha).  BJP presidents Shyam Bansal (rural) and Vivek Joshi (urban) were present.

Malviya looked quite interested to take on the Congress and it’s prime ministers who ruled the country after Independence saying that they were not keen to protect the interests of other backward classes (OBC) and that’s why the OBCs threw them out in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. He claimed that the BJP always took care of OBCs interest on priority.

He said that the passage of National Backward Class Commission Bill clearly shows the commitment of Modi government towards the OBCs as it would not only protect their educational and economic interests, but would also ensure their progress as the Commission has been granted full powers and constitutional authority.

Malviya felt uncomfortable when asked why the BJP was rejected by the people during Bihar assembly elections. He pleaded that the BJP was a new budding party though it does not believe in caste politics. He tried to shy away from questions on reservation system saying that it was a complex issue.

Arrangements at Mahakal temple irk MP & seer

During the press conference, issue of mismanagements at Mahakaleshwar Temple was prominently raised. Initially, MP Malviya wanted to avoid pin-pointed questions, but realising the gravity of the issue he said that the local leadership has given a free hand to the new collector Manish Singh to streamline the arrangements. “Uncertainty looms over decision making and anarchy is prevailing in the system.

There is a need to review affairs of Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee,” he added. On the other hand, seer Avadheshdas expressed dis-satisfaction over the affairs of Mahakaleshwar Temple. During informal talk with Free Press, he sought enforcement of previous arrangements for bhasmaarti darshan. Referring to various irregularities reported in the name of issuing bhasmaarti passes, he said that the devotees should be given entry into the temple on first come first serve basis and that too two hours before the start of bhasmaarti. He said that if numbers of devotees is higher, then the administration should make two queues of devotees at the end of Nandi Grih.

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