A District Mining Officer has lodged a written complaint with the district magistrate against BJP MLA Vijay Khemka for allegedly threatening him for taking action against those doing illegal mining of sand and stone chips.
“I have lodged a written complaint with District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar Pal yesterday against BJP MLA Vijay Khemka who threatened me for taking action against those carrying business of sand and stone chips without license,” District Mining Officer Motiur Rahman said.
He said the DM has assured him of appropriate action into the matter.
Khemka, however, denied the charge saying he has not threatened the officer.
“I have neither used any unparliamentary word nor threatened him,” the BJP MLA from Purnea Sadar assembly constituency, said.
In his complaint, Rahman had said that the legislator had threatened him of dire consequences if he continues to take action against the businessmen dealing in sand and stone chips.
The MLA further, reportedly asked Rahman to issue licenses to the businessmen for selling sand and stone chips.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav Prasad expressed surprise over BJP’s “silence” on its MLA threatening an officer.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi is completely silent on the issue, Yadav said, adding had any ruling party MLA would have done such thing, the opposition would have created a hue and cry across the state.
The double standard of the BJP has been completely exposed now, he said and demanded that the party should sack its MLA for such an activity.