LUCKNOW Samajwadi Get together’s officiating district president in Pratapgarh, Gulshan Yadav, was as soon as a shut lieutenant of seven-time Kunda MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias ‘Raja Bhaiyya’, however turned his rival in pursuit of his political aspirations almost six years in the past.
Yadav was arrested from Prayagraj on Tuesday after a non-bailable warrant was issued in opposition to him in a case associated to house-breaking and assault and dacoity throughout meeting elections final 12 months. The case was lodged by a native resident of Kunda and Raja Bhaiyya’s diehard supporter, Vijay Pratap Singh, on February 27, 2022.
Singh mentioned Yadav met Raja Bhaiyya for the primary time when the latter was despatched to jail in November 2002 throughout Mayawati’s tenure and POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) was slapped in opposition to him. He mentioned Gulshan was additionally lodged within the jail for a petty crime and served Raja Bhaiyya, following which the latter helped him bail out of jail via his lawyer.
“In return, Gulshan Yadav and his brother Chhavi Nath Yadav allegedly shot lifeless Rajendra Yadav, pradhan of Baand Mau village and the prime witness in opposition to Raja Bhaiyya within the POTA case in February 2003,” mentioned the native. This helped each brothers come nearer to Raja Bhaiyya who helped them develop into pradhan of two village panchayats after popping out of jail in 2004, he added.
“This was the time when Gulshan and Chhavi Nath Yadav accompanied Raja Bhaiyya as his shadow. Typically Gulshan even used to drive the MLA’s car,” he claimed.
In 2011, Gulshan Yadav additionally became the chairman of Kunda Nagar panchayat with the assist of Raja Bhaiyya. Gulshan, his brother Chhavi together with Raja Bhaiyya had been made accused within the brutal killing of DySP Zia-ul-Haq whereas making an attempt to manage the mob after allegedly killing a Ballipur village pradhan Nanhe Yadav on March 2, 2013.
Between 2014 and 2017, Gulshan Yadav raised his political stature whereas being within the Samajwadi Get together and dared to go in opposition to the desires of Raja Bhaiyya in 2017 civic our bodies’ election. Yadav made his spouse Seema Yadav efficiently contest in opposition to the candidate supported by Raja Bhaiyya.
His political aspirations had been fuelled by the Samajwadi Get together when he was made celebration candidate in opposition to Raja Bhaiyya in 2022 meeting elections from Kunda meeting and gave him a robust battle.
Although Raja Bhaiyya gained the election by getting over 99,000 votes (over 50% votes), Gulshan Yadav gave him a robust battle bagging over 69,000 votes. Thereafter, Gulshan’s brother Chhavi Nath was made district president of the SP whereas later he was made officiating president when Chhavi Nath was arrested in Might 2023 in a bodily assault case throughout 2022 meeting elections.