Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s niece quits BJP to join Congress
After dropping hints about planning to quit the BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s niece Karuna Shukla on Saturday resigned from the party.
Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor
Raipur: After dropping hints about planning to quit the BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s niece Karuna Shukla on Saturday resigned from the party.
Shukla caused major embarrassment to the BJP in the poll-bound Chhattisgarh by joining the Congress. She cited reasons that the party`s senior leader continuously ignored her.
She told reporters that by being continuously neglected in the party she was "deeply hurt". Shukla, a former Lok Sabha MP, has sent her resignation to BJP President Rajnath Singh.
Shukla also a former national president of BJP Mahila Morcha, said, for past few years she was not even consulted on party`s affair was even refused audience by the BJP senior leaders.
Her supporters said that she was dissatisfied of being side-lined in the party.
Chhattisgarh will go to two-phase polls on November 11 and 19.