New Delhi: Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) chief Hitendra Thakur on Tuesday announced his decision to not contest in any of the upcoming elections, although he stated that he will remain in politics, mentioned a report.

Speaking to journalists a day after the Maharashtra assembly election, the veteran MLA as quoted by a leading daily as saying, “I have decided to not contest any future elections. In the next five years, we will groom our activists to take on the seat.”

This development comes after the 58-year-old BVA candidate was pitted against Shiv Sena’s Vijay Patil for the Vasai assembly seat of Maharashtra. As per the report, the senior leader expressed confidence in winning the election conducted this year with at least a margin of 50,000 votes. Thakur then noted that the Maharashtra election 2019 had taught him what politics should not be, added the report. He also promised to fulfill all his promises in the next five years. Notably, the results of the assembly elections held in Maharashtra will be announced on October 24.

It must be noted that BVA MLA Kshitij Thakur received a notice from the district election department on October 16 asking him not to blow whistles, which is the party’s poll symbol, while campaigning for the October 21 Assembly polls, stated an official on Saturday.

Kshitij Thakur, the son of Hitendra Thakur, contested in the Maharashtra Assembly polls from Nalasopara against Shiv Sena nominee and former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma.