RAJKOT: BJP MP and Patel community leader Vitthal Radadiya today lodged a police complaint after messages of him "quitting" the party to join Congress went viral on social media.
"I have seen the message and am deeply hurt. Some people are trying to malign my image" Radadiya said. "I have faxed a complaint in this regard to Rajkot police commissioner and requested him to nab the culprits quickly" he said. "I am with the BJP and will remain with the BJP. There is no question of leaving BJP," the MP from Porbandar constituency said.
The message saying "Radadiya is quitting BJP and will soon join Congress" was circulated on Whatsapp, a social messaging service. His son, Jayesh, a MLA from Jetpur constituency is minister of state water resources and tourism in the BJP-led Gujarat government.
When contacted, Rajkot police commissioner Mohan Jha confirmed to have received the application. "He (Radadiya) has sent the application through fax to me and I have told the police inspector of Special Operation Group (SOG) to probe the matter" Jha told PTI.
Radadiya, was earlier with the Congress, but he had left it and joined BJP after the 2012 state elections. The fire-brand leader had a couple of days back criticised Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Rajkot MP Mohanbhai Kundariya, saying "Kundariya should have been industry minister as he is a industrialist. He does not have knowledge in agriculture field".