The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar unit president C.P. Thakur Friday resigned from the party post after his son was denied a ticket to contest the upcoming state assembly elections. His supporters too launched protests.
“I have resigned from the post of the state BJP president. I have sent my resignation to party president Nitin Gadkari this morning,” Thakur said but refused to elaborate.
Thakur’s son Vivek was denied ticket to contest the polls from Bankipur constituency in Patna.
Thakur said there were several other issues as well that prompted him to resign, and added that he would not participate in the election campaign for the BJP.
‘I have decided not to participate in the campaign for now,’ he said.
Hundreds of his supporters gathered at his residence here and shouted slogans against Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, accusing him of sidelining Thakur as he belonged to the powerful Bhumihar caste.