Thakur Raja Bhaiya to Float New “Jansatta” Party to Oppose Reservation

[Lucknow,UP]MLA Raja Bhaiya to Float New “Jansatta” Party to Oppose Reservation
Controversial politician and six-time independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh, also known as Raja Bhaiya, Friday said he will float a new party opposed to reservation in promotions and the draconian provisions of the SC/ST Act.
Singh has been a minister in state governments headed by Akhilesh Yadav, Kalyan Singh and Rajnath Singh.
He has faced 48 cases and has been the state’s prisons minister in the Samajwadi Party government.
.He said that among the issues that his party will raise is the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which he said has “draconian provisions .
Raja Bhaiya is believed to have a considerable influence among the upper caste Thakur voters.
In November 2002, the Mayawati government had slapped charges under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) against Raja Bhaiya. But in 2003, within minutes of the Mulayam Singh Yadav taking over as the chief minister, all charges against him were dropped.