Rajasthan Elections: BJP vs rebels in Chittorgarh? The sitting MLA who was deprived of a ticket took this big step!
PC: News Nation
BJP MLA from Chittorgarh assembly constituency Chandrabhan Singh Akya on Tuesday announced that he will contest the seat against the party's official candidate Narpat Singh Rajvi. Akya, who successfully contested elections from Chittorgarh twice in 2013 and 2018, did not get the ticket this time.
Aakya's supporters are protesting after the party denied them the ticket from Chittorgarh seat, which has decided to field the sitting MLA from Vidyadhar Nagar seat in Jaipur. Rajvi is the son-in-law of former Vice President of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
He said, “I will file a nomination on November 2.” I am not contesting the elections, the workers will have to contest the elections. The election office will be inaugurated on October 26,” Akya told the media after a public meeting.
The BJP MLA has also filed a police complaint alleging that he had received a call from an unknown person threatening to kill him and his family if he contested the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections. After receiving repeated calls on Monday night, he complained to the police on Tuesday and sought security for his family.
Chittorgarh Sadar SHO Bhavani Singh said on Aakya's police complaint that the MLA has alleged that an unknown person called him from different numbers and threatened to kill him and vandalize his office. The officer said that the matter is being investigated.
Akya has alleged that he was not given the ticket on the orders of Rajasthan BJP state president CP Joshi, who is an MP from Chittorgarh parliamentary seat. Rajasthan Assembly elections 2023 are scheduled to be held on 25 November.