Punjab Elections: BJP Chief Vijay Sampla resigns
The ultimatum came hours after the BJP released six more names for the Punjab assembly elections.
Days before elections are set to be held in Punjab, and at the time of major election campaigning, BJP chief of Punjab Vijay Sampla has resigned over the ticket distribution issue.
Reportedly, Sampla, who is Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, expressed his displeasure over the ticket distribution after BJP released six more names for the Punjab Assembly polls. He is unhappy with the BJP fielding Som Prakash from Fagwara constituency as he wanted his choice to contest polls from that assembly constituency.
It is to be noted that this ultimatum came hours after the BJP released six more names for the Punjab assembly elections. The Union minister said that he's ready to resign if the BJP top brass doesn't amend its decision.
Along with one another BJP leader, Sampla has tendered their resignations and sent to party President Amit Shah.
BJP has dropped two ministers in Punjab government from the list of its remaining six candidates for the state assembly polls, which is scheduled to take place on February 4.
The BJP's response and handling of the situation is awaited with elections on the head, in order to handle the situation to prevent further rift, if any, within the party ranks.
The BJP, which has allied with Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's Shiromani Akali Dal, has now announced all of its 23 candidates for the polls.