BJP central body to take call on LAHDC polls: Koul
Leh, Sept 24: A Bharatiya Janata Party sitting councilor from Saspol constituency on Thursday resigned from the party and joined the apex body of Ladakh, demanding constitutional right under 6th schedule.
Addressing a joint press conference, Tsering Wangdus, a sitting councilor from Saspol constituency said that he has resigned from the BJP and joined the apex body to represent the sentiments of Ladakhi people and demand 6th schedule for the region.
He said he along with all the Sarpanchs and Panchs has joined the apex body.
“As a senior leader I feel that it’s really appropriate for me to work along with the senior most leaders who are part of the apex body,” he said.
He said that he was also not called to the party meeting today but he had already conveyed to the party to look for the replacement.
Meanwhile, amid boycott call for LADHC Leh polls by People’s movement, BJP is preparing for the forthcoming LAHDC election but is waiting for the decision of the central body.
J&K BJP general secretary, Ashok Koul, said the party is preparing for election and waiting for the final decision from the central body and he was misquoted about the election boycott.
About the resentment and apology sought by the apex body of people’s movements, Koul said he has not said anything like that and some media houses have misquoted him.
“We respect the sentiments of the people in Leh and we are with them.”
He said they are still talking to the workers and whatever is suggested will be decided in a day or two but so far there is no final decision about the election.
He said BJP is preparing for the forthcoming LAHDC polls to some extent but they have talked to the central body as well and have asked them what is to be done. “When the central body gives nod we will take part in the election process and we are a national party we know the sentiments of people but decision is up to them since we are not a regional party,” he said. (KNO)