IAS Rakesh Kumar Singh, district magistrate of Ghaziabad has been sent a strange letter along with Rs 700 cash attached with it. The letter has been sent by 12 BJP leaders who have accused Singh of not letting them meet Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on his visit to Ghaziabad for the valedictory programme of Gautam Buddha University.
The BJP leaders alleged that they were made to wait at the exit gate and were not allowed to enter the venue. These leaders also include former MP, former MLA, state executive member, state convenor, former metropolitan president.
Unhappy for being denied the opportunity to meet the CM, the BJP leaders complained about this to the district magistrate. To which Singh responded by saying that the leaders have been served tea and serving them tea was a gesture of respect. This irked BJP leaders and they sent letter along with cash to the DM camp office. The office didn't receive the cash. Now the leaders are saying that they will send this letter along with cash through post.
What did BJP leaders say in the letter
In the letter written by BJP leaders to IAS Rakesh Kumar Singh, it was said – A programme was scheduled to meet and hold talks with the Chief Minister on 24 December 2023, but you (DM) asked everyone to line up at the exit gate instead of the talks. On which we felt insulted and left from there. That's when you said that I have served you tea. Therefore, for that tea of Rs 50 per tea, Rs 700 is being sent to you.
What IAS Rakesh Kumar Singh says
In this matter, IAS Rakesh Kumar Singh said there was no special proximity pass issued for the purpose of meeting the chief minsiter nor such request was received.
BJP leaders were given complete respect. The passes which were issued were for standing after the valedictory session. There was no separate meeting pass.
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