'Vasundhara Raje should introspect on why BJP leaders are leaving party': Sachin Pilot on Manvendra Singh's exit

On Saturday, Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh announced his decision to quit the Bharatiya Janta Party, citing self-respect.

Press Trust of India September 23, 2018 18:01:05 IST
'Vasundhara Raje should introspect on why BJP leaders are leaving party': Sachin Pilot on Manvendra Singh's exit

Jaipur: A day after former Union minister Jaswant Singh's son quit the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said on Sunday that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should introspect why its leaders are leaving the party.

"The list of BJP leaders leaving the party is getting longer and longer. The chief minister should introspect why this is happening," Pilot told PTI.

Vasundhara Raje should introspect on why BJP leaders are leaving party Sachin Pilot on Manvendra Singhs exit

File image of Congress leader Sachin Pilot. AFP

The state Congress leader said that though this is the BJP's internal matter, their leaders are disgruntled.

On Saturday, Manvendra Singh announced his decision to quit the party, citing self-respect. Speculations are rife that the legislator from Sheo constituency in Barmer district may join the Congress, but nothing is decided yet.

"I am no longer with the BJP and have decided to quit the party on the issue of 'swabhiman' (self-respect)," Manvendra had said, adding that the problem started during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections — when Jaswant was denied a party ticket.

When asked whether he would join the Congress, Manvendra said he would go to the masses and take appropriate decision after getting their feedback.

Senior leader Ghanshyam Tiwari has also quit the BJP over the differences with the chief minister and formed his own party.

Updated Date:

also read

Akshay Kumar to play a Sikh hero... again, but there are other good Sikh actors too
Entertainment

Akshay Kumar to play a Sikh hero... again, but there are other good Sikh actors too

I know Dilijit Dosanjh can’t play every turbaned hero in films. But there are other very good Sikh actors. Watch Ajitpal Singh’s Tabbar or Netflix’s forthcoming CAT to experience the torrent of turbaned talent.

Akshay Kumar all set to bring the heroic act of real-life hero Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill to the audience
Entertainment

Akshay Kumar all set to bring the heroic act of real-life hero Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill to the audience

Pooja Entertainment and Akshay Kumar will soon bring the brave act of an Indian hero to the audiences. The superstar is all set to portray the real life story of mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, who under very difficult circumstances saved miners trapped in Coal mine in 1989.

Russians are learning Indian lessons on holding festivals in wartime
World

Russians are learning Indian lessons on holding festivals in wartime

That society has lived through decades of Communist rule, when obligatory modesty was an official virtue, hated by everyone