‘You Do Not Know My Power’: BJP MLA Uday Bhan Singh Threatens SDM Garima Singh
A crowd around them shouted, “SDM murdabad” following Bhan Singh’s attempt to intimidate her.
Uday Bhan Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly of Fatehpur Sikri, was caught on camera trying to intimidate Garima Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Kirawali, Agra, on Monday, December 17.
In the video clip, which has since become viral on social media platforms, Bhan Singh can be heard telling Singh, “… I am an MLA. You will speak to me… speak to me? You do not know my power… You do not understand?”
BJP MLA Uday Bhan Singh threatening Agra’s Kirawali SDM Garima Singh in full public view. MLA can be heard saying: “Meri Taqat ka ehsaas nhi” He also incited the mob which started sloganeering against SDM Singh.pic.twitter.com/Nwc3Rxi4TT
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When Garima Singh interjected patiently, the crowd gathered around them, got agitated and start chanting, “SDM murdabad (down with the SDM),” before Bhan Singh visibly half-heartedly mollified them.
According to a report published in Amar Ujala, Bhan Singh’s misbehaviour with Singh took place in the backdrop of farmers protesting by surrounding Kirawali tehsil on Monday. The report cited that in April, Bhan Singh had promised compensation for farmers whose crop had been affected by storms and heavy rains in Agra. Although Bhan Singh had spoken with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the matter and disbursal of the funds had been agreed, farmers had still not received any money, leading to protests.