Ex-Union Minister Jaysingrao Gaikwad resigns from BJP, likely to join NCP

Mumbai: Former Union Minister Jaysingrao Gaikwad resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is likely to join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Gaikwad who has sent a resignation letter to the BJP President of Maharashtra State said, “I am willing to work for the party, but the party is not giving me a chance, hence I took this step”.  

Political career of Gaikwad

Gaikwad served as a minister in Shiv Sena-BJP government from 1995 to 99. Later, he became the Member of Parliament from Beed.

He also served as a minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet.

In 2004, he joined NCP. However, he returned to the Saffron party in 2010.

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Meanwhile, persons close to NCP hinted that Gaikwad will join the party.

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