Jatinder Verma, a BJP MLA from Fatehabad Assembly constituency in Agra district, resigned from the party yesterday and joined the Samajwadi Party. According to sources, he may be given the responsibility of Agra District President of Samajwadi Party.
In a letter to Uttar Pradesh BJP president Sutantra Dev Singh, Jatinder Verma wrote, “I am resigning from the BJP. Please take the trouble to accept it.” In his letter, he did not mention the reasons for leaving the party but said that he did not get a ticket from the party.
Political observers believe that since the BJP has not given Jatinder Verma a ticket from Fatehabad in this election and has given a ticket to Chhota Lal Verma in his place, there was anger and resentment among his supporters. This decision had to be made.
It should be noted that Jatinder Verma was the first Samajwadi Party leader to join the BJP in 2014 and was nominated by the BJP in 2017 and he defeated Samajwadi Party’s Rajinder Singh by 33,000 votes. Was It should be noted that Jaitender Verma is not the first MLA to leave the BJP. Ministers and MLAs in the BJP government before him have also left the party.
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