Published On: Mon, Nov 12th, 2018

Rajasthan Minister resigns from BJP after party denies him ticket

Jaipur: A Rajasthan Minister today resigned from the primary membership of the of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the party denied to give name tiket for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Rajasthan Minister Surendra Goyal resigned from the primary membership of the BJP after he was denied a ticket for the December 7 assembly elections.

A day after Rajasthan Minister and BJP MLA Surendra Goyal was denied a ticket for the 2018 Rajasthan elections, he resigned from primary membership of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Goyal was Water Resources Minister in the Vasundhara Raje government.

On Sunday, the saffron party released a list of 131 candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections. The announcement was made by Union Minister J P Nadda.

The BJP is known for dropping sitting MLAs and ministers to fight anti-incumbency in assembly elections. This time, the party has dropped 26 MLAs and given tickets to 25 new faces. It has also retained 85 sitting MLAs.

Goyal, a five-term MLA, was replaced by Avinash Gehlot from Jaitaran seat in Pali district. The BJP dropped two ministers — Goyal and Tribal Affairs Minister Nandlal Meena. However, Meena’s son Jitendra Meena was given ticket from his constituency.

TST

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