Jharkhand BJP Leader Quits in Middle of Polls, Says Party Needs to do 'Some Soul-Searching' - watsupptoday.com
Jharkhand BJP Leader Quits in Middle of Polls, Says Party Needs to do 'Some Soul-Searching'
Posted 02 Dec 2019 02:38 PM

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Agencies

In a jolt to the BJP in Jharkhand where polls are underway, its principal spokesman and a leading light of the statehood demand, Praveen Prabhakar, on Sunday resigned from the party. He will now contest the Assembly elections from Nala on an NPP ticket.

Associated with the BJP for the past five years, Prabhakar had been among the founding members of the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU), which fought the 2014 Assembly election in alliance with the BJP but is contesting separately this time. He was said to be unhappy with the ticket distribution in the state by the party.

Prabhakar told IANS that he had learned a lot from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief and Home Minister Amit Shah but in Jharkhand, the BJP needed to do some introspection.

He joined the National Peoples' Party, headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, at its national convention at the Constitution Club here on Sunday, and was named its candidate from Nala, which will go to polls in the last of the five phases on December 20.

Shillong MP and former Union Minister Agatha Sangma, Meghalaya Home Minister James Sangma and NPP's Jharkand chief Raj Kumar Poddar were also present at the program.

The NPP was recently recognized as a national political party by the Election Commission, making it one of the eight to enjoy this status.

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