Radhabinod resigns from BJP
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 4, 2019: Former Manipur chief minister Radhabinod Koijam resigned from BJP after the party ticket to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha election was given to RK Ranjan.
Radhabinod told reporters at his residence in Imphal that he submitted his resignation letter today morning to the president of BJP Manipur, Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh asking to delete his name from the membership.
He said he had no allegation anyone for giving the party ticket to him. He said he is sad that he failed to get the ticket after he had campaigned as an intending BJP candidate to contest the Lok Sabha election all over places covered by the Inner Manipur constituency.”
He said he campaigned from October 2017 till the beginning of March this year with “Discovery of Manipur” mission to find out the woes of the people and what the people want the candidates to do for the welfare of the youth, women and old-aged persons.
“When I told the people that I was seeking BJP ticket and hoped high to get it, they encouraged me and gave positive response. Now the ticket has gone to Ranjan,” Radhabinod said.
Ranjan lost in the 2014 election. I would have been very unhappy if the ticket was given to someone else, he added.
Radhabinod joined BJP in 2015.
He said he declares his resignation from BJP through media so that his well-wishers and supporters know his stand. “I will try to ease myself out of party politics and electoral politics,” he said.
He appealed to his supporters and people to support a qualified person who would represent people of Manipur better.
Radhabinod was the chief minister in 2001.