The “exodus” of BJP leaders continues unabated in this border district. Several leaders, including three sitting municipal councillers (MCs) and former PA of former state BJP chief Kamal Sharma, besides few other workers, announced their resignation from the party today in support of the farmers’ agitation.
Amongst the leaders who quit were Jaspal Sandhu alias Jimmy, presently holding the position of district media in-charge. He was once considered a close aid of former Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma and served as his PA too. His mother Ravinder Kaur, sitting MC from ward No. 16, has also resigned. The other two BJP MCs who resigned are Sukhwinder Singh Sukha from Ward No. 18 and Ashok Sachdeva from Ward No. 11.
Jimmy said earlier Prime Minister Modi used to talk about implementation of Swaminathan Report, but now he was bent upon destroying farming on the pretext of the agri laws. “Since the time the farm laws have been passed, I have not joined any party activity. The state leadership has also failed to convey the concern of local leaders at the national level. Now, we are left with no choice but to leave the party,” Sandhu said. Two days ago, 12 BJP workers, including a member of the state executive committee and two “mandal” presidents, had resigned.
Courtesy: The Tribune