Against the backdrop of cross-voting in favour of Congress and National Conference candidates in Legislative Council elections held on April 13, all legislators of Bharatiya Janata Party submitted their resignations after being directed by the party high command here.
The MLAs submitted their resignations late last evening after a long discussion conducted by the high-level team headed by Jammu and Kashmir Party affairs in-charge O P Kohli and national general secretary J P Nadha in this winter capital of the state.
“The MLAs were asked by the high command to submit their resignations for ‘betraying’ the party candidate Thakur Ranjit Singh, who polled only four votes out of their total strength of 11,” party sources told reporters this morning.
They said the resignations would be submitted to the national president Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi today following which further action would be taken.
Meanwhile, five-member BJP Parliamentarians team led by senior leader Rajnath Singh was also in Jammu and Kashmir on a four-day visit to assess the situation on ground.
The BJP activists and others in the state leadership yesterday also staged a demonstration against the MLAs at party headquarters seeking their resignations as they alleged that the members have not only betrayed the party but also the sentiments of the people of Jammu, who voted them in good faith after 2008 Amarnath land row.
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