BHOPAL: Elderly Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Sartaj Singh, who was removed from the post of minister in the Madhya Pradesh regime two years earlier, is ready to contest coming assembly elections once again.
"I am prepared to contest if the party decides my name," said Mr Singh, who represents Hoshangabad's Seoni Malwa in the Assembly, while talking to media persons here today.
He was in the Madhya Pradesh capital for taking part in various meetings of the party being held at its state office.
Singh, then Forest minister, and Babulal Gaur, then Home minister, were "forced" to resign from their posts on the grounds that their age was over 75.
Later, BJP President Amit Shah denied any such formula.
In the wake of his removal, Singh had announced that he would not contest next assembly elections.
Responding to a query, he said that it is natural, as the party president has himself made it clear that no criteria existed with regard existed.