Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said that the BJP will try to convince Karuna Shukla to reconsider her resignation.
Talking to a news channel, Raman Singh said that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s niece was a very senior leader and the party was trying to talk to her to come back.
Chhattisgarh is due to go to the polls this month and Raman Singh is aiming to lead his party back to power for a third consecutive term.
Karuna Shukla, 63, resigned from the BJP on October 27 after 30 years, alleging that she was being "continuously neglected" by senior leaders.
"I feel that the BJP in Chhattisgarh was mentally torturing me because of which I felt that my usefulness to the party had come to an end," Shukla, an ex-MP from Janjgir and former member of the undivided Madhya Pradesh Assembly, had said.
She had said that her resignation from the party had nothing to do with seeking a ticket from Beltara (in Chhattisgarh) seat for Assembly elections in the state. Shukla was not given a ticket for the polls.
She alleged that she was removed from all posts that she had in the party and was not consulted for anything.
With PTI inputs