BJP party workers burn effigies of Amit Shah for giving ticket to BSP rebel

Hundreds of BJP supporters and party workers on Tuesday burn effigies and threw black ink on national president Amit Shah, senior leader Rajnath Singh and Kalyan Singh's posters.

BJP party workers burn effigies of Amit Shah for giving ticket to BSP rebel

Hundreds of BJP supporters and party workers on Tuesday burn effigies and threw black ink on national president Amit Shah, senior leader Rajnath Singh and Kalyan Singh's posters after the party gave ticket to BSP rebel Mamtesh Shakya instead of Shyam Sundar Gupta joined BJP in 2014.

Shakya will now represent BJP from Patiyali constituency of Kasganj district, reported Times of India.

Shyam Sundar Gupta, who contested election from Maha Dal ticket in 2012, runs several private school, shopping complex, wine shops, hotels in Kasganj district. He had funded over several crores over the years for the saffron party and was said to be close to Kalyan Singh.


He was expecting ticket, but was ditched by senior leaders. "The entire cadre of BJP's Patiyali constituency will resign if party did not revoke its decision." "I have called maha jan sabha (mass gathering) of 50,000 local BJP supporters on January 19. If BJP doesn't change its candidate from Patiyali, a mass resignation from the membership of party will be handed over to senior leaders," Gupta told TOI.

In 2012, Gupta stood third with 28,180 seats, leaving behind BJP candidate Rajendar Singh Chauhan. In 2014, he was sworn in by the party, after which he donated huge funds to campaign for Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh's son Rajveer Singh who is the current MP of Etah.