Rajasthan: BJP MLA Manvendra Singh Quits BJP

Veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son BJP MLA from Sheo constituency in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh on Saturday quit the party while addressing a rally in poll-bound Rajasthan. 

“Kamal ka phool humari badi bhool (the lotus flower was my mistake),” Manvendra Singh said while addressing a mammoth “Swabhimaan Rally” in Pachpadra of Barmer district.

The differences between Manvendra and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) surfaced in 2014 when his father Jaswant Singh was denied Lok Sabha ticket from Barmer.

In the same year, Manvendra Singh was suspended by the party’s primary membership for campaigning for his father (who contested as an independent) as against the party’s official candidate.

Singh said that he had been maintaining silence for the last four-and-a-half years obeying senior leaders of the party. But, now he has lost all his patience.

Manvendra Singh, however has not yet disclosed the course his political career will take from here on but announced that he will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The speculations are rife that he might join the Congress party soon.

Rajasthan is scheduled to go for polls later this year.