Anil Sharma's resignation comes a week after Congress fielded his son Ashray Sharma as its candidate from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency. His father, former Union minister Sukh Ram, has also quit the BJP and joined Congress.
Anil Sharma, the Multi-Purpose Projects and Power Minister in the Jai Ram Thakur government, was a minister in the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress governments in 1993 and 2012. He along with father Sukh Ram and son Aashray had defected to the BJP ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls.
More than a year after the headless body of a woman was recovered in Gurdaspur,the police on Thursday claimed to have identified the body as that of one Darshana and arrested three people Goldy,Sucha Singh and Vijay for her murder.