Shrikant Tyagi’s wife claims threat from MP Mahesh Sharma, BJP demands CBI probe
Noida: The wife of jailed politician Shrikant Tyagi on Wednesday claimed threats from Gautam Buddha Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma, following which the BJP demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
BJP’s local unit chief Manoj Gupta rejected the allegations against Sharma and urged the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to order a CBI or an independent probe into the entire incident.
Anu Tyagi’s allegations against the BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP came during an address to hundreds of Tyagi community members who had gathered in protest outside his Grand Omax Society in Sector 93B on Wednesday afternoon.
“My fight is against Mahesh Sharma alone. We are threatened by him and I need security,” he alleged.
Sharma had reached the Grand Omax Society on the evening of August 6 in which Shri Kant Tyagi had allegedly assaulted a female resident of the society a day earlier for allegedly trespassing.
Tyagi had until then claimed to be a BJP worker while the party denied any association with him in the wake of the controversy.
Taking note of Anu Tyagi’s comments on Wednesday, BJP’s Noida unit chief Gupta came out in support of Sharma.
In a statement, Gupta said that there are encroachment issues in the Grand Omax Society and the Noida Authority is handling these matters. He said that neither the BJP nor the party’s MP has lodged any complaint of encroachment and is not interfering with the Noida authority’s investigation into the matter.
“Currently, some videos are doing the rounds on social media in which sister Anu Tyagi is heard claiming that our MP (Sharma) is threatening her life,” he said, adding that Sharma by profession is a doctor and a popular public figure who has nothing to do with crime. .
This is a conspiracy to tarnish the image of our MP. BJP or its MPs have no ill will against any community or caste. BJP is for everyone. We respect and value the Tyagi community as well as all other communities.”
Further, Gupta said, “As per sister Anu Tyagi’s wish, we through our party request the Chief Minister to order a probe into the entire incident by the CBI or some other independent investigative agency.”
He said that his party or members of parliament do not do any work due to personal enmity or malice towards anyone in public life.
“If any common citizen is harassed by any person or any government machinery, our party and MPs are with him to protect his civil rights,” Gupta added.
Noida BJP spokesperson Tanme Shankar told PTI that a request letter from Gupta to the chief minister is yet to be sent.