BJP MPs, including Union ministers, elected to assemblies quit Parliament; likely to join state governments

Updated: Dec 6 2023 6:16PM

BJP MPs, including Union ministers, elected to assemblies quit Parliament; likely to join state governments

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Singh Patel resigned from Lok Sabha on Wednesday as the BJP decided that all of its 12 MPs recently elected to state assemblies will quit Parliament, amid strong indications that they may join the new governments in Madhya Pardesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

The move has given rise to the view that the party leadership may bring in new faces at the helm in all the three states. Senior leaders, however, declined to comment on such a development.

BJP president J P Nadda accompanied 10 of them as they tendered their resignations from Parliament. Two others, Union minister Renuka Singh and Mahant Balaknath, will also be quitting, party leaders said.