Srinagar: A Member of Parliament from Ladakh has resigned from BJP citing health conditions for calling it quits.
In a letter addressed to state BJP president Ravinder Raina, MP Thupstan Chhewang, said he was resigning from primary membership of the saffron party with immediate effect.
He said he would also submit a separate letter to Lok Sabha speaker to announce his decision of quitting as MP.
The resignation is seen as a setback to the saffron party in the region where it wanted to establish its footprint.
BJP president Ravinder Raina could not be contacted.
Chhewang was National Executive member of BJP and later he was elected to the Lok Sabha. He secured 31,111 votes and defeated Congress candidate who got 26,402 votes. He was not attending state working committee meetings for sometime, a senior BJP leader and added that his resignation was not accepted yet. “Efforts are on to make him reconsider his decision,” he added.