BJP MP resigns from party, to contest as Independent

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Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Ranchi Lok Sabha seat Ramtahal Chaudhary Wednesday resigned from the party after he was denied a ticket to contest for a sixth time from the constituency.

Chaudhary told a news conference that he would contest as an Independent candidate from the Ranchi Lok Sabha seat.

“I have resigned from the partys primary membership and sent the letter to Jharkhand unit president Laxman Gilua.

I will file nomination papers as Independent candidate from Ranchi on April 16,” Chaudhary said.

His announcement comes days after the BJP announced Jharkhand Khadi Gramodyog Board Chairman Sanjay Seth as its nominee from Ranchi, where elections will be held on May 6.

Chaudhary, a five-time BJP MP said he was not even consulted by the party before the announcement of the candidate from Ranchi.

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