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Bharuch MP, Occasionally Opposed to Gujarat Government, Resigns from BJP | India News


SURAT / GANDHINAGAR: BJP senior member and Bharuch deputy Mansukh Vasava resigned from the party on Tuesday for personal and health reasons, just days after he wrote to the prime minister requesting the withdrawal of a notice declaring 121 villages in the district of Narmada as an ‘eco-sensitive zone. ‘.
He had expressed apprehension and concern that the district’s tribal population would lose employment opportunities due to the notification.
His resignation is likely to negatively affect BJP’s fortunes in the upcoming local body elections in the tribal belt, where Chhotu Vasava’s Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) and AIMIM have already formed an alliance. In his letter to Gujarat’s party boss CR Paatil, Vasava wrote: “I thank the BJP high command and the party for giving me everything they could. I have always been faithful to the game. I am a human being and mistakes happen. I have resigned from the party so that my mistake does not harm it. I pray that the party will forgive me and I will meet the president in person during the budget session and resign from Lok Sabha. ”
“I have been a BJP deputy for six terms. I am not upset with the party or with the government, but I have been suffering severe pain in my back for some time and I cannot travel, “he said Tuesday, adding that it is because of his illness that he has not been able to attend the sessions. of Parliament.
Vasava often took positions that put the state government in awkward situations. He had publicly opposed the acquisition of land around the Statue of Unity, the eviction of small merchants along the main Kevadiya road, and even declaring the area around the statue an eco-sensitive zone. It has also raised the issue of fake tribal certificates that people have been using to secure admission and government jobs.
Many officials, including the president, secretary and 27 other members of the BJP’s Sagbara unit in Narmada, have resigned in their support. The party chief, Paatil, declined to confirm the news, saying: “Mansukhbhai has not resigned. He said he will resign during the budget session in Delhi. ”

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