Shyamdeo Roy Chaudhuri ‘Dada’, the seven-time MLA of Bharatiya Janata Party from Varanasi South seat, is set to remain away from election campaign for the party in UP 2017 polls.
“How one can expect from me to campaign from door-to-door in support of a candidate who has been fielded from this seat by humiliating me without and any reason,” Roy Chaudhury told to TOI after the departure of BJP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya from his residence on Friday. Roy Chaudhury was denied ticket this time and was replaced by Neel Kanth Tiwari. He had already expressed his anguish and surprise over party’s decision. His supporters are also upset with the replacement of a winning candidate.
Maurya along with Kashi Kshetra president Laxman Acharya went to the house of Roy Chaudhury in Badadeo locality to conciliate him, and held a closed door meeting. Before going to his house, Maurya told reporters that the party will pacify him keeping his honour intact.