JAIPUR: Former state minister and a five-time MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari has resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party. The former minister has announced a new party along with this son to fight against "undeclared emergency" in Rajasthan and the country.
Tiwari has sent his resignation to the BJP chief Amit Shah.
Rebel BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari's son Akhilesh has founded a political outfit named 'Bharat Vahini Party' to contest the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, reported news agency PTI.
MLA from Sanganer Assembly constituency, who has been at loggerheards with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, reportedly said that BJP could lose the next elections with Raje is not removed.
Tiwari won the last Assembly election by the highest margin in Rajasthan, defeating his nearest Congress rival by more than 60,000 votes.
Bharat Vahini Party aims to contest the election on all 200 Assembly seats under the leadership of Ghanshyam Tiwari, founder and president of the party Akhilesh Tiwari said.
The party is going to organise its first state meeting of leaders and workers in Jaipur on July 3, he said, adding that 2,000 workers will take part in the meeting.
He said 10 representatives from each Assembly seat have been invited.
Representatives and workers currently working for Deen Dayal Vahini, an organisation that Ghanshyam Tiwari had founded, will be joining the new political party, Akhilesh Tiwari said.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has registered the 'Bharat Vahini Party', allowing it to field its candidates in the Assembly polls.
The political group had applied for party's registration on December 11, 2017.
Assembly polls in the state are due later this year.
With PTI inputs