In Uttar Pradesh, cases registered against a few BJP leaders from 2006 to 2013 could possibly be withdrawn. The state government, in its recent move, has instructed the district administration here to send a report on the possibilities of withdrawing cases registered against 10 BJP leaders including MP Rajendra Agarwal and former MLA Amit Agarwal.

In a letter sent to district magistrate Anil Dhingra, the state government has asked for a report on 12 points. Analysing these, the government wants to explore the possibility of withdrawing cases registered against BJP leaders.

It is reported that the state government reacted on a long-standing demand of the BJP workers to withdraw cases registered against them during the tenure of the previous SP and BSP governments in the state.

According to additional district magistrate (city) Mukesh Chandra, it is a routine process undertaken by the government when people request it for withdrawal of cases against them. The report would be sent by us and further, it would be under the purview of the court either to accept or reject it.

Acting further, the DM office will seek a detailed report from the SSP office on the pending cases and legal opinion for the possibility of withdrawing them before submitting it to the state home department.

Two cases of violation of model code of conduct and one case of delaying train due to protest and reducing passenger bogies are registered against MP Rajendra Agarwal who claimed that these cases are not of serious nature.

Similarly, former MLA Amit Agarwal was also booked in two cases and so was Vineet Agarwal Sharda, who is the state convener of party’s traders’ cell. One case each is registered against BJP Kisan Morcha state vice-president Sanjay Tyagi, Mahanagar vice-president Vivek Rastogi, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha leader Ashish Pratap, Ajit Chauhan, Gullu Pandit, Vipin Goel, and Devendra.

Rajendra Agarwal said that he has the knowledge about the letter sent by the state government to the district administration and believed that the cases would be withdrawn as ‘they are not serious charges.’