NEW DELHI: Doctor Aijaz Ilmi who is a media panelist for BJP since 2014 has quit the Bhartiya Janata Party.
Aijaz took to Twitter and made his resignation public. He wrote, “Amit Shah ji, I hereby resign from the primary membership of the BJP.”
— Dr Aijaz Ilmi (@ilmiaijaz) December 10, 2018
In an exclusive interview to The Quint, Dr. Ilmi had given his reason for quitting the saffron party.
“The discourse is too divisive. I feel it’s better to exit rather than drag Ali-Bajrang-Bali into elections. For many months, I’ve either refused or recused myself from media debates, since most of them are about the Hindu-Muslim divide as the sole narrative. We need to talk about the polity as equal Indian citizens,” Ilmi said.
Ilmi, a well known political analyst and columnist in national and international media holds an MBBS degree in internal medicine from Bangalore University.