Deshmukh quits NCP to protest anti-Hazare stand

Vinayak Deshmukh, an NCP leader, Monday said that he was quitting the party to protest its stand on Jan Lokpal Bill and criticism of Anna Hazare.

Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 14:45 PM IST

Ahmednagar: Vinayak Deshmukh, an NCP leader, Monday said that he was quitting the party to protest its stand on Jan Lokpal Bill and criticism of Anna Hazare.
Deshmukh said he sent the resignation to Madhukar Pichad,
state president of NCP, today.

Deshmukh told PTI that NCP had failed to meet the
expectations of unemployed youth. He also said that NCP had
tried to defame Hazare, who had made a "selfless contribution"
to the country, "but some NCP leaders are criticising him only
because he has taken a strong stand against corruption".

Deshmukh was with Congress until a few years ago.

PTI