BJP MPs who emerged victorious in state assembly polls resign from Parliament

As of now, a total of 10 MPs have resigned, including former Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and MoS Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel.
Image used for representational purposes only. (Photo | PTI)
Image used for representational purposes only. (Photo | PTI)

NEW DELHI: Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three assembly elections in the Hindi heartland, the MPs who were fielded by the party in these elections and won their respective constituencies have resigned from the Parliament.

As of now, a total of 10 MPs have resigned. Two other MPs, Baba Balaknath and Renuka Singh, did not come to the house today. BJP President J.P. Nadda led the delegation of these MPs during the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar.

Sources said that the decision to resign as MPs was taken after a meeting with party president JP Nadda and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP leader Pralhad Singh Patel, who won the MLA election from Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur, told ANI, "I have resigned as an MP and will resign from the post of cabinet minister soon."

Former Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries of India Prahlad Singh Patel, Lok Sabha MPs Rakesh Singh, Uday Pratap, and Riti Pathak are the MPs who have resigned as MPs after winning from Madhya Pradesh.

Lok Sabha MPs Arun Sao and Gomati Sai resigned after securing wins in Chhattisgarh. Lok Sabha MPs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Diya Kumari, and Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Lal Meena have also resigned after securing wins in Rajasthan.

The BJP fought the polls using the strength of the party organisation and the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party did not project any chief ministerial candidate in any of the poll-bound states.

The BJP created a record in Madhya Pradesh and came back to power after having ruled the state for 18 of the past 20 years. This is an apparent indication of the party's organisational hold in the state as well as the popularity of its schemes and leadership.

Rajasthan seems to have followed the over-three-decade-old trend of rotating governments, and the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot was defeated by the BJP.

The BJP bounced back strongly in Chhattisgarh, where the ruling Congress was supposed to have done well. A strong, sustained, and aggressive campaign and its matching Congress in poll promises seem to work for the BJP.

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