In an embarrassment to the BJP, Kangra MP Rajan Sushant resigned from the party on Friday accusing former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur of patronising “corruption” in the state unit. Sushant, who had been earlier suspended from the party and was facing disciplinary action, gave his resignation to the office incharge at the party headquarters on Friday.
“The corruption in the Himachal Pradesh unit of the BJP is at its peak. These practices are being patronised by Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur in the state unit. Even senior party leaders like Shanta Kumar and J P Nadda are protecting them. Honest people are being targeted in the state unit of the party,” Sushant told The Indian Express on Friday.
While party general secretary JP Nadda, who belongs to the state, pointed that the MP had already been suspended from the party, the resignation is likely to dent the party’s crusade against Congress Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over corruption charges.
Sushant also indicated on Friday that he may join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). “There is no question of joining Congress. However, if my supporters so suggest, I may consider joining AAP,” Rajan said.