BJP lawmaker threatens Agra SDM, supporters raise slogans against senior officer.
A BJP lawmaker from Agra in Uttar Pradesh has been caught on camera threatening and abusing a top officer. Udaybhan Chaudhary, 70, the Fatehpur Sikri lawmaker, had gone to meet Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Garima Singh this morning along with a group of protesting farmers.
“Don’t you know I am an MLA? Don’t you realise my power, the power of democracy?” Mr Chaudhary was heard screaming at Ms Singh in the video. Much of what he said was drowned in noisy slogans of “SDM murdabad (down with SDM)” by the group with him. He was leading the farmers’ who wanted the officer to talk to banks over loan repayments.
Defending his actions, Mr Chaudhary claimed that it was his “moral right to reprimand the officer” as she was like his “daughter”. He alleged that Ms Singh had “roughly interacted” with the farmers as well.
Last year, Mr Choudhary was named in a First Information Report for allegedly instigating a mob in Agra’s Sadar Bazar.