Varanasi, November 17, 2023: A local businessman and a YouTuber booked by the police for alleged criminal conspiracy against BJP, following a complaint by BJP MLA Dinanath Bhaskar.
The complaint was made on Thursday. The duo was also booked under the SC/ST Act as the MLA accused them of allegedly targeting him as he was a Dalit.
Bhaskar, in his police complaint, alleged that businessman Vineet Jaiswal had falsely accused him of taking Rs 23 lakh for giving a ticket to his wife in the urban local body elections held earlier this year.
He said the allegation by Jaiswal was first made in a letter he shared with local journalists in May, shortly after the urban local body polls.
Claiming the allegations to be false, the MLA accused Vipul Pandey, who runs a YouTube channel, of publishing one-sided news reports on the issue.