Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s niece quits BJP to join Congress

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 22:23

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.

First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 22:21

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