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Mass Resignations raining for BJP in Ladakh

7 core members from three panchayat halka’s resigned along with 400 party workers.

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Seven BJP core party members along with 400 employees from three panchayats Halka’s in Leh Thursday resigned from the party with the LAHDC election nearing citing no mandate for sitting executive councillor and the current functioning.

The resigned members include Sayeeda Ladakhi and a sitting councillor, Tsering Wangdus who have resigned from BJP within a week illustrating various party issues and blaming the party for operating with personal agenda.

LADHC polls: 10 core BJP members, 400 workers resign within a week in Leh | JK Media
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The Kashmir News Observer (KNO) news agency reports that 10 core members, including sitting councillor, have resigned from the BJP accusing the people of the party of operating on their personal agenda and of not granting the mandate to the executive councillor with a good record in their respective constituency.

Kanchok Stanzin, and other members of the BJP in a joint press conference said, “In the last seven years we have been core members of the BJP”. Particularly, in choosing the mandate we have not been given due respect in the party, and the party cannot deny the contributions of these workers in past elections.
He said: “We have not been taken in the confidence to make decisions about the party mandate that is completely unfair to the sting executive councillor of the LADHC.” It is really disappointing to see bypassing the Mandal decision which is not acceptable for all of us. The Mandal recommendation was completely ignored and the mandate was given without a senior Chushul worker being consulted.

We don’t get the reason behind not being granted party mandate to a sitting councillor, if not at least it should be granted to a party worker as the Mandal president has already provided in the list, the members said in a statement.

They said that the Chusul constituency’s sitting councillor has a record of performance which is clearly evident in the ground. During this short tenure, several long-pending demands we’re also accomplished.

In the statement, the members said that “We have decided to submit our resignation from three panchayats Halka, Kargyam, Mann, Pangong A, and Pangong b, and unanimously agreed on the decision to dissolve Mandal Chusul.

Sonam Punchok Wangle, Bjp leg district vice president who also resigned from the party separately, said that it was difficult for him to reconcile with the present functioning of the party.

A senior leader of the party, Sayeeda Ladakhi in her resignation letter stated that most of the leaders are now concerned with their personal agendas, I declared the Bjp’s resignation, Leh.

Tsering Wangdus, a sitting Saspol constituency councillor, previously resigned from the party and joined
the newly created apex body of the people’s movement for Ladakh’s 6th schedule (KNO).

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