New Delhi: Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Haryana, on Sunday offered to resign from the Cabinet and from Rajya Sabha. The announcement came a few hours after the party naming his son Brijendra Singh from Hisar. (ALSO READ – Abdullahs, Muftis Can Abuse Modi But Won’t be Able to Divide Nation, Says PM in Kathua)
Earlier in the day, the BJP had released a list of 20th list of six candidates from Haryana, along with Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
The senior leader said he has informed the BJP president Amit Shah about his resignation offer, with which he wants to send across a message of anti-dynastic politics as his son has got the Lok Sabha ticket.
“When BJP goes for elections…they’re against dynastic rule, so I thought it proper that if my son gets nomination I should resign from Rajya Sabha and Ministership. So I’ve written to Amit Shah ji, that I leave it to party, forthwith I’m ready to resign,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Chaudhary Birender Singh was shifted to Steel Ministry from the Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation in the year 2016. He had joined the BJP in 2014 after his over four-decade-old association with the Congress party.
The second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is scheduled for April 11. The seven phased polls will conclude on May 19. The counting of votes is scheduled for May 23.