Mumbai: BJP on Tuesday has faced a major setback ahead of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh as the state unit’s vice president Kripal Singh Parmar resigned from his post saying that he was neglected and harassed for a few years.
He posted his resignation on Facebook addressing to the state party president Suresh Kashyap.
In his resignation letter, Parmar said, “I am sending my resignation from the post of Kripal Parmar, Vice President, Himachal BJP, party. Please accept it. I will give the reason for this in separate letters.”
Speaking to ANI, Parmar said for the last four years he was being continuously ignored in the BJP and he cannot tolerate it anymore.
“I was being neglected in the party for the past few years,” Parmar told ANI. Further, In a statement, he added, “I am being harassed in the party for the last 6 months.”
Parmar said that even when he was denied the ticket for the Fatehpur seat, he kept quiet.
In the recently held by-elections in Himachal Pradesh, the party had fielded Baldev Thakur in place of Parmar in the Fatehpur assembly seat of Kangra district. Thakur lost the poll to Congress’s Bhawani Singh Pathania by more than 5,000 votes.
He said that he was humiliated in one way or another and stressed that he could not bear the humiliation anymore, which was why he was resigning from the post.
The BJP and the Chief Minister are yet to respond to his resignation. Assembly elections will be held in Himachal Pradesh in November 2022 to elect 68 members of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.