NAGPUR: Staunch supporter of separate Vidarbha, Ashish Deshmukh shared stage with Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday afternoon after submitting his resignation from the BJP. Deshmukh, who resigned from the state legislative assembly as well as from the primary membership of the BJP yesterday (October 2), represented Katol constituency in Nagpur.
Deshmukh speaking about his resignation told PTI, “As the BJP has been ignoring the people of India, I am tendering my resignation as an MLA and a member of the BJP.”
The resignation was long overdue as Deshmukh had made his dissent public when he wrote a letter to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in December 2017, asking him to become the torchbearer of the separate Vidarbha issue. However, post resignation, it was widely speculated that Deshmukh would join the Congress at Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting in Sevagram yesterday.
सत्य परेशान हो सकता है लेकिन पराजीत नही …
महात्मा गांधीजींच्या या शिकवणीतून प्रेरणा घेत आज मी माझ्या आमदारकीचा राजीनामा देत आहे .
मी माझ्या आमदारकीचा राजीनामा आदरणीय विधानसभा अध्यक्ष श्री.हरिभाऊ बागडे यांच्याकडे सुपूर्द केला आहे .
जय भारत , जय हिंद , जय विदर्भ … pic.twitter.com/SIJTfiB319
— Dr Ashish Deshmukh (@ard_office) October 2, 2018
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