BJP has received a big shock as its senior leader and ex minister Ghanshyam Tiwari has quit the party and announced his fight against "undeclared emergency" in the state (Rajasthan) and country. Ghanshyam has been at the loggerheads with CM Vasundhara Raje on various issues including farmers' plight, demand of reservation for the upper caste and corruption. He has been criticizing Raje and the BJP leadership after the party's national disciplinary committee issued show-cause notices to him last year.
Ghanshyam's son Akhilesh has founded a political outfit named 'Bharat Vahini Party' to contest on all 200 Assembly seats in Rajasthan, the election for which is slated to be held later this year.
Ghanshyham said, "Undeclared emergency is more dangerous than actual emergency. I have witnessed both the phases and I am tendering my resignation from the party (BJP) to fight against it."
"Though imposing emergency is now not possible, it is worth mentioning that the country is going through a phase of undeclared emergency for the last four years," he said.
The disgruntled leader said that he has sent his resignation to BJP President Amit Shah. "I will now work against undeclared emergency in the country and state to ensure that no one tries to strangulate democratic institutions for power," he added.