Chhewang quit politics for spiritualism: Ravinder Raina

The veteran Ladakhi politician resigned from BJP on Thursday. Chhewang has also made it clear that he is also renouncing his seat in the Parliament.

BIVEK MATHUR
Jammu, Publish Date: Nov 17 2018 12:00AM | Updated Date: Nov 17 2018 11:24AM
Chhewang quit politics for spiritualism: Ravinder RainaFile Photo

BJP state president Ravinder Raina Friday said that party MP from Ladakh constituency, Thupstan Chhewang has not only resigned from the BJP but also left the active politics to “take the path of spirituality”.

Addressing media men here, Raina said, “Chhewang had been writing letters to national leaders for the past around one year expressing his willingness to quit the active politics to take the path of spiritualism. Recently, I also got one such letter, but I along with other party leaders was requesting him to defer his decision until 2019.”

“Recently through another letter, he mentioned about his ailing health. So, he took this decision (resignation from BJP) in view of his bad health and his plan to join spiritualism,” said the BJP state president.

Raina said, “Let me also make it very clear that Thupstan Chhewang will not join any other party.”

The veteran Ladakhi politician resigned from BJP on Thursday. Chhewang has also made it clear that he is also renouncing his seat in the Parliament.

Chhewang had won the BJP its first ever parliamentary seat in Ladakh and also managed to secure a majority for the saffron party in the important Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh.

Chhewang’s jolt to the BJP comes just few months ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections.

Earlier, Dorjey Motup, Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Leh’s LAHDC resigned from the post and the BJP.

Both top BJP leaders from Ladakh cited health reasons for their departure from the party.

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