NEW DELHI: Senior Rajasthan leader and former state minister Ghanshyam Tiwari resigned from the party on Monday.
The five-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA did not share a very good relation with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje accusing her of corruption and nepotism.
“The chief of state government in Rajasthan in collusion with some ministers and bureaucrats has been robbing the state and the level of corruption has scaled a new high,” Tiwari wrote in his resignation letter resignation sent to the party chief Amit Shah.
Addressing a press conference later on Monday, Tiwari said:
“… there is dissatisfaction in the BJP cadre and in the cadre of the ideological family and (if) this dissatisfaction does not end, then cannot win the next elections and this dissatisfaction is against the Chief Minister. That is why, I say, change this leadership”, Tiwari had mentioned, reported India Today.
He was the sitting MLA from Sanganer Assembly constituency and won the last election by the highest margin of over 60,000 votes.
Ghanshyam Tiwari will now join the ‘Bharat Vahini Party’ formed by his son Akhilesh to contest the Assembly polls, which are slated to take place later this year.