Ram and Shyam Desert the BJP: Allahabad MP Shyama Charan Gupta Joins SP
Earlier today, Tezpur MP Ram Prasad Sarmah too quit the saffron party.
The ruling-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be facing a defection crisis. Barely months away from the Lok Sabha elections, Shyama Charan Gupta, a Member of Parliament (MP) from Allahabad, has quit the party. As per ANI UP, Gupta has now joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) and will be the SP candidate from the Banda constituency for the general elections.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 16, 2019
This is the second BJP MP to quit the party in one day. Earlier today, Ram Prasad Sarmah, a sitting MP from Tezpur, announced that he had quit the saffron fold and alleged neglect of old workers by “new intruders in the party”
Sarmah said he was resigning from the primary membership of the BJP after serving the RSS and VHP for 15 years and the BJP for 29 years. “I have left BJP today. I really feel pained in my heart for those old BJP workers of Assam who are most neglected in the party by the new intruders in the party,” he said in a Facebook post.
On March 15, BJP veteran Devi Singh Bhati, seven-time MLA, submitted his resignation over giving a ticket to party MP Arjun Ram Meghwal from Bikaner seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.