New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the political turmoil in Rajasthan, a Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) MLA from Rajasthan’s Chorasi district, Rajkumar Roat, on Tuesday alleged that he has been in a ‘hostage-like’ situation and accused Rajasthan police of misbehaving with him and not letting him move.

In two purported videos, posted Rajkumar Roat on Twitter, he narrated his ordeal and said that since he stepped out to go to his constituency, the police have been following him, adding that the police officials even stopped his car and took car keys from him. He said that it looks like he has been kept as a hostage amid the political crisis.

"The situation right now in Rajasthan...it is almost as if we are hostages. For three days, we were in the MLA quarters. Many said, come with us, come with us...Today, three-four police cars followed me when I went out to the constituency. Police are not letting him move and have also taken my car keys." said Rajkumar Roat, BTP MLA from Chorasi.

 

"The police cars did not let me move. They surrounded me and my car keys were taken away. The police are on both sides. This is badtameezi (misbehaviour)," added the MLA.

In the second video posted by Rajkumar Poat, a police officer can be seen taking the car key from him while he and another accomplice of Rajkumar Roat continuously asking him to return the key as they want to start the AC of the car.

 

This comes after BTP has issued a letter to its two MLAs, asking them not to vote for either Congress or Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the event of a floor test amid the political tussle in Rajasthan.

These two MLAs had earlier supported the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led government in the state. While the two MLAs will abstain in the event of a trust vote in the assembly, it is, however, not a withdrawal of support.

Earlier in the day, the Congress sacked Sachin Pilot from his post of Deputy Chief Minister. He was also removed as the Congress chief of the state.

The decision came after Pilot skipped the legislature party meeting for the second straight day. The meeting was billed as a “second chance” for Pilot, who had turned down appeals from the party's top leadership – including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi -- to return to the fold.

Posted By: Talib Khan