Just before the election, both BJP and Congress are witnessing furore and rebellion. The leaders whose tickets have been cut are either going to the other parties’ court or trying independent luck. In this link, there is a name of Gyan Dev Ahuja who is ‘Badnaam hoon to kya naam na hua’ Ahuja, the sitting MLA from Alwar’s Ramgarh assembly seat, was earlier a BJP candidate. After cutting the ticket in this election, he is trying independent luck from Sangner Assembly seat in Jaipur. Key parts of the conversation that took place only hours after he resigned from BJP.
You have been associated with BJP for a long time and have been a senior party MLA. Why did you suddenly decide to leave BJP?
I have not left the BJP, but I have resigned to stay away from the party for some time. Until I get justice for cutting my election ticket. The national leadership has made it clear that if a sitting MLA is denied a ticket, the party (BJP) must state the reason behind that decision. Neither they gave me any reason nor did they tell the secret behind cutting my ticket. The public is very sad with this decision but I am not saddened by this decision, I am surprised. If I were unhappy, I would not have decided to contest elections as an independent candidate.
You have resigned from the BJP and yet you are not openly accepting or denying that you have left the party, how will it go?
I have full faith in the BJP’s election strategy and after winning the election I will rejoin the BJP. The Congress, BSP and a local party repeatedly contacted me to contest on their ticket. But I rejected them directly. Although I am contesting as an independent candidate, I am still a BJP leader.
Some Interesting Questions
Will the BJP candidate’s election campaign not be against you?
Gyan Dev Ahuja: They can choose to attack me but I will not attack the BJP. I am contesting on the issue of Hindutva, Ram Janmabhoomi, culture and cow protection and the development of Sanganer Vidhan Sabha, and I will contest on these issues further.
Who is the real ‘Hindutva’ brand candidate, official candidate of AAP or BJP?
In my seat, there is a third and fourth battle between the BJP and the Congress. As far as my existence is concerned, I am the only man who consistently follows the lifestyle of Sanatan Dharma, honors sages and sages, and is my last meal of the day before sunset. I do not want to comment on the BJP candidate. But these are the main things that characterize my character.
You have alleged that due to the dictatorial attitude of the government, you have decided to leave the party. Who is your reference towards the central leadership or Vasundhara Raje?
I respect the central government. And I am saying that Narendra Modiji is the incarnation of Lord Krishna.
That is, you are targeting Vasundhara Raje?
The kind of statements that I have used, did the party pull me out during these years. Had it been removed, it would have been an attack on my own loyalty and honesty. The party did not do this. In my letter of resignation, I have clearly mentioned the two reasons for the partisanship and dictatorial attitude of the state leadership. (Laughs) Everything is summarized in this statement. Those who want to understand have already understood.
Are you a skimp? Was your attack on Vasundhara Raje?
(Laughs) You can understand where my target is.
In the past you had said about the people who smuggled cows, those who smuggled cows are eligible to kill them. Perhaps this thing has increased the morale of the gaurakshaks. Now that the elections are going on, would you like to clarify or withdraw your old statement?
I never issued an explanation. It is not in my nature. I always say that this is according to the law.
You are always surrounded in controversy. Whether it is a case of cow protection in Alwar or a ‘condom count’ in JNU.
(Ahuja spitting in the middle): Why are you talking about ‘unholy’ things at night! (Laughs)
But now that the party has refused to give you a ticket, do you regret your statements about cow protection or JNU?
You are free to explain the situations as you wish. But it is not my tendency to express regret or clarification. I stand with my words, every journalist knows this.
You are the current MLA of Alwar. The minority community has alleged that communal hatred was spread in a very strategic manner in the society. Whom do you hold responsible for this hatred?
I am a true and staunch Hindu but I am not against Muslims and Christians. I am against the criminal elements of the community who are involved in cow smuggling and slaughter activities, which attract Hindu girls for love jihad. Those who sell synthetic milk. I am against him
But will such criminal elements also be there in Hindu community?
I am also against him. As an MLA, I am against all types of criminals and criminal activities. But when it comes to (Alwar) crimes, people of the Meo community have the highest share, which falls in the category of 11 crimes.
Are you going to ask for votes from minority community or not?
As I said, I am not against Muslims. Therefore, I will ask for votes from all communities. From Muslims, also from Christians. It depends on them whether they want to vote in my favor or not.
You were described as the Hindutva chief face in the Alwar belt of Rajasthan. The opposition has also accused the BJP of inciting Hinduist sentiments. So why was this prominent face removed?
Congress is the most communal people. In Madhya Pradesh, they are talking about Gaushala. Rahul Gandhi is going to the temple. Their leaders make controversial statements and defend Naxalites and Kashmiri stone-pellers.
But the question is, why was the poster boy of Hindutva removed?
I am also asking my party leadership the same question – “Why was I denied a ticket?” What was the main basis of such action. ”I have not received an answer yet.