Veteran leader of BJP, Radheshyam Ganganagar has decided to contest the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections as an independent candidate. He is likely to file his nomination on 19 November. He was a member of Congress for 40 years after which he decided to join the BJP and has been its member since 10 years.
Although he has not yet made any announcement related to quitting the BJP, he has declared his decision of contesting the elections on the behest of people. In a statement made by Ganganagar on Friday he alleged that the party been exploiting him since long time which has drained him out mentally. He has shown disappointment in his own party as he claims that he is being neglected by BJP. He has also said that there is no question of reconciliation with the party.
He further said that he is contesting the election as independent on the wish of his supporters. He has clarified that his agenda is not to win but to represent his people.
Earlier, prominent BJP leader and son of former union minister Jaswant Singh, Manvendra Singh had quit the party alleging that the BJP has insulted him and his father. He later went on to join Congress.
The assembly election in Rajasthan is scheduled to be held on December 7 while the result will be announced on December 11.