Rajasthan MLA Returns to BJP

MLA Gyandev Ahuja Returns to BJP, Days After Quitting Party.

Furious, over being denied ticket by the Bharatiya Janata Party Rajasthan MLA Gyandev Ahuja, who had quit on 19 November to contest as an Independent, has returned to the BJP camp on Thursday, 22 November.

The party has now offered him the position of a vice-president of BJP’s state unit.

Protesting the denial of ticket by BJP, MLA Gyandev Ahuja had resigned from the party earlier. “I will contest as an Independent on issues like Ram Janmabhoomi, cow protection and Hindutva,” Ahuja had said when he decided to fight elections independently.

Ahuja’s Back and Forth

Ahuja had announced his resignation from the party earlier this week. He had said that he would contest the election as an Independent candidate from Sanganer seat.

“The party dropped my name without taking me into confidence. I was not even told the reason why my name was dropped. On the advice of my supporters and family members, I resigned from the party. I will now contest the elections from Sanganer seat,” he had said, reported .

Ahuja was among the candidates dropped by BJP when the party announced its second list of 31 candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly election on Wednesday, 14 November,

The MLA hit the national headlines at the height of the JNU controversy in 2016 for his remarks that thousands of condoms were found on the university campus daily.

Ahuja, who represents Ramgarh in Alwar district in the current Assembly, had reportedly said in 2016 that JNU students take drugs and “perform obscene dances”.

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