BJP formed a committee to investigate the incident of self-immolation of a sadhu in Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, 23 July

BJP president JP Nadda has constituted a four-member committee to visit the site of incident in Bharatpur, where a sage Sant Vijay Das had set himself on fire for protesting illegal mining in the area.

The committee, which includes Rajya Sabha MP Arun Singh, Sikar MP Sumedhanand Saraswati, Baghpat MP and former IPS office Satya Pal Singh and Rajya Sabha MP and former Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal, will visit the site and submit its report based on the investigation by Nadda. Will hand over There.

Sant Vijay Das of Braj, who committed suicide in protest against illegal mining on Adibadri and Kankanchal hills in Deeg town of Bharatpur, died in a Delhi hospital on Friday night.

He was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in critical condition.

Many saints have been agitating in Pasopa village for about 551 days demanding to stop mining activities.

The BJP is blaming the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government for the sadhu’s death and illegal mining in the area. Bharatpur MP Ranjita Koli accused Gehlot of “supporting mining mafia to save her seat” and demanded a CBI probe.

Targeting Gehlot over the government’s inaction for “not holding protests for more than 500 days”, he questioned the delay, adding that “the seers were fighting for the people, not for personal gains”.

BJP state president Satish Punia also held the state government responsible for the sadhu’s death. The Rajasthan government is responsible for the death of the sadhu. They were protesting for more than 500 days but the government did not care. The government is under the rule of the mining mafia.”