Madhya Pradesh Social Welfare Board Chief Padma Shukla on Monday resigned from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Ms Shukla, who was a BJP member since 1980, also held a state cabinet rank has now joined the Congress.
In a letter to BJP state president Rakesh Singh, Shukla expressed her disappointment with the party saying, "I have been a primary member of the party since 1980 and have discharged my duties accordingly. I am upset because of the negligence and exploitation of the party workers in Vijayraghavgarh constituency post 2014 by-polls. Thus, I am resigning from the primary membership of the party."
"I tried to work with Madhya Pradesh Minister Sanjay Pathak for 2 years, but that seemed impossible.He used to humiliate BJP workers. It was hurting me and damaging self-respect of my workers," she told news agency ANI.
She has also resigned from the post of state Social Welfare Board chief.