Unhappy Yashwant steps down as BJP in-charge of Punjab

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who had raised a banner of revolt immediately after the party's debacle in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, is believed to have resigned as in-charge of Punjab affairs protesting against BJP aligning with JMM again to form a government in Jharkhand.

BJP sources said Sinha was also apparently unhappy at not being considered for the post of Chief Minister of the state.

However, party President Nitin Gadkari said he has not got any communication from Sinha.

Sinha had attacked the BJP leadership following the dismal showing of the party in the Lok Sabha polls for not taking action against those responsible for the poor results and instead were rewarded.

Sinha, a member of the BJP National Executive, had also sulked when he was not made chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.