‘Kamal ka phool, badi bhool’
Jaswant Singh’s son quits BJP
New Delhi, Sep 22: Veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh on Saturday quit the party while addressing a rally in poll-bound Rajasthan.
“Kamal ka phool humari badi bhool (the lotus flower was my mistake),” Manvendra Singh said during the Swabhiman rally in Pachpadra in Barmer district.
When contacted by PTI after the public meeting, he said, “I am no longer in BJP.”
Manvendra added that he was yet to take a decision on whether to join the Congress or not.
“I would like to thank my supporters. I will do whatever they ask me to do. Their decision is my decision but I will ask everyone,” he told news agency ANI.
The Singh family’s ties with the saffron party have nosedived ever since Jaswant was denied a party ticket by the BJP for the 2014 elections from his hometown of Barmer.
In the same year, Manvendra was suspended by the party’s primary membership for campaigning for his father (who contested as an independent) as against the party’s official candidate.
Rajasthan is slated to go for polls later this year.