Shimla: Former BJP minister Karan Singh, today resigned from BJP membership, after being denied ticket for the Banjar constituency in Kullu district, for the upcoming Himachal assembly elections. He was denied a ticket in the last elections too.
Just 12 hours after announcement of tickets, voices of resentment can be heard within the state BJP.
Though, poll pundits hint that former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar’s faction has been successful in gaining larger share of the 57 tickets announced, the resentment is understood to have equally risen over Another former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal’s decision to give tickets to all sitting MLAs. This move is being seen as ploy to give a lifeline to political career of Rajeev Bindal, sitting MLA from Solan, who has allegedly been involved in land grabbing cases in his district.
As per latest reports, Karan Singh is said to have confirmed his resignation and is said to have expressed his desire to fight this assembly election. However he has not disclosed his further plans, whether he’ll fight as an independent candidate or side with the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP).
In wake of this development, all eyes would be fixed on BSP’s move to have a truck loaded with detractors from other parties.