The line of BJP members showing their displeasure is increasing as the election candidatures are nearing to finalization. After L K Advani ‘s blog about his indifference in BJP ‘s current state of affairs, now it’s the turn of outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahagan to spell out the anger. Earlier senior leader like Shatrughan Sinha decided to quit the party due to ill treatment from the leadership. Sumitra Mahajan the senior most parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh waited for quiet some time and decided not to contest for the Lok Sabha elections. The senior parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh said she had “freed her party” from having to choose.
“There was speculation and so I decided to end them and free the party to make its choice. I will not contest Lok Sabha elections,” Sumitra Mahajan told news agency PTI from Indore.
She has represented parliament eight times from Indore in Madhya Pradesh and she turns 76 next week. BJP had already kept a cut off age for contesting elections s 75.
The BJP had held off on naming a candidate for Indore, which left Sumitra Mahajan in suspense for weeks. She told reporters she would not ask her party; that she n gccever had in three decades. “I did not seek ticket from the Indore seat in 1989 when I first contested the Lok Sabha elections. The party on its own made me its candidate. I have never demanded my nomination,” Sumitra Mahajan said.
“Possibly, BJP organisation leaders have something on their mind. Such questions are not asked in our party because the nominations are decided by the organisation. The BJP organisation will take an appropriate decision on Indore at an appropriate time,” she said.