Rajbhar said if the BJP wanted to remove him from the council of ministers, it could do so.
Sources said that the BJP was willing to give one seat to SBSP on the condition that it should be contested on the BJP symbol. The SBSP, which represents the Rajbhar community, had won four seats in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
The relationship between BJP and SBSP has been rather tumultuous with the SBSP leveling allegations against the Adityanath government.
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