BJP's LS poll candidate Atal Bahadur Singh quits party
BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Nagpur-Kamptee constituency during 2004 elections, Atal Bahadur Singh has quit the party.india Updated: Dec 23, 2006 15:54 IST
BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Nagpur-Kamptee constituency during 2004 elections, Atal Bahadur Singh has quit the party on the eve of February 1 elections of Nagpur Municipal Corporation.
"It was indeed a great blunder to join BJP", Singh told reporters in Nagpur on Friday adding that he has informed the state BJP President Nitin Gadkari of his decision to leave party.
Singh, who was twice mayor of the city, has decided to revive his group 'Lokmanch' which has played a crucial role in deciding the post of mayor in the past.
He had tasted a crushing defeat at the hand of sitting Congress MP, Vilas Muttemwar, who later became the Union Minister of State for Non-conventional Energy Sources.
Singh, a close aide of Gadkari had decided to leave BJP after his defeat and had been keeping a low political profile since then.
His group in the NMC, Lokmanch along with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will contest elections and are keeping options of any local level alliance with like-minded parties for the NMC elections.
First Published: Dec 23, 2006 15:54 IST