Two-term Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Uday Singh on Friday resigned from the party, blaming the decision-making process under party president Amit Shah as the primary reason for quitting the party.
“The workers of the party feel suffocated under Amit Shah’s leadership,” Uday Singh said at a press conference in Patna.
“The party is no longer the one that it was under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani,” he added.
In his resignation letter to Amit Shah, he said that BJP’s decision to join hands with the JD(U) in July 2017 had taken even the party workers “by surprise.”
He said that the BJP leaders in the Bihar government had no voice whatsoever in the decision-making process, adding that the benefits of centrally-sponsored schemes weren’t reaching the people of Bihar.
The former MP expressed displeasure over BJP’s decision to let JD(U) contest from 17 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming elections, pointing out that the party had won on just two seats in 2014 elections.
“Are we accepting that the popularity of PM Modi is waning?” he questioned.
He further said that it was a “mahajungleraj” that prevailed in Bihar under the BJP-JD(U) government.
Sources say that Singh has been in touch with the mahagathbandhan leaders over the last few weeks. “He met Bihar Congress chief this week,” sources say.