The sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Ramgarh constituency in Rajasthan’s Alwar, Gyan Dev Ahuja infamous for counting condoms on JNU campus and supporting alleged murderers in the name of cow vigilantism was kicked out from the BJP. He was denied a ticket to contest as a BJP candidate in coming elections in Rajasthan. 170 candidates have been announced out of 200 in three published lists and his name has not appeared.
Furious Hindutva leader Ahuja has resigned from the party and decided to contest independently from Sanganer constituency. He has sent his resignation to the party state president.
“My name was dropped by the party without taking me into confidence. I was not even told about the reason why my name was dropped. After pressure from my supporters and family members, I resigned from the party. I will now contest the elections from the Sanganer seat,” Ahuja said.
“I had demanded a ticket from Sanganer after the other candidate was given the ticket from Ramgarh but the party did not fulfil my demand. Therefore, I decided to contest as an independent candidate,” he added.
“He would not contest the election from his current constituency in fear of a sure defeat on account of his poor performance,” a BJP leader said and added “if he would have performed good in his constituency he should have contested from the same constituency.” Why he is changing his constituency is a clear sign that he did not work in his area and therefore denied him a ticket,” he further added.
Ahuja said he had sent his resignation to the state BJP president Madan Lal Saini. He said he would file his nomination papers on Monday and issues of ‘gau raksha‘ (cow protection) and construction of a Ram temple on Ram Janmabhoomi (birth place) will be on his agenda.