ITANAGAR: As the BJP released its candidates’ list for the Assembly polls, many prominent members of the party have resigned.
After the resignation of BJP State general secretary Jarpum Gamlin yesterday, Padmeshwari Jamoh on Monday resigned from the BJP as the State in-charge of the Mahila Morcha. Gamlin in his resignation letter stated that he has been working closely with the public of 27- Liromoba Assembly constituency.
“However, the party has announced the ticket which is not in my favour. I am in a precarious position now, torn between the party and my supporters. After much thought, I have decided that I cannot let down the expectations of my supporters who have reposed faith on me,” he said.
Pademshwari Jamoh in his resignation letter said that after having observed with a heavy heart that how, seniority, dedication towards party ideology is overlooked while selecting suitable and winnable candidate, I had no other option but to resign. “A comparatively new face has been offered the party ticket and therefore I had to take this extreme step,” she added.
In 27-Liromoba AC, Nyamar Karbak and in the 48-Lekang AC Jummum Ete Deori have been shortlisted by the BJP. State Home Minister Kumar Waii on Sunday alleged that Chief Minister Pema Khandu played his part in denying him the party ticket for the upcoming Assembly election, as Khandu saw him as the contender for the CM’s post.
Waii in the year 2014, won from the Bameng AC in East Kameng district unopposed. The BJP is yet to announce its six candidates in the 60- member House. They include BJP senior ministers TN Thongdok from Khalaktang AC and Nabam Rebia from Doimukh AC.
In yet another political development, 2 other BJP MLAs – Pani Taram and Paknga Bage – joined the National People’s Party (NPP).
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