Former BJP President and former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi showed his resistance and resentment against BJP. In an open letter to his constituents in Kanpur, he revealed that he was asked not to contest elections.
According to the Hindu, Joshi wrote in his letter, “Dear voters of Kanpur, Shri Ramlal, General Secretary (Organisation), Bharatiya Janata Party conveyed to me today that I should not contest the ensuing parliamentary election from Kanpur and elsewhere.”
Another veteran leader LK Advani was similarly benched by the BJP. The party replaced him in Gandhinagar by the party President Amit Shah.
Joshi has been extremely active as Chairman of Parliament’s Estimates Committee, had made no secret of the fact that he wanted to contest again.
Attacking BJP on disrespecting elders, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief and Delhi Chief Minister took to Twitter and said, “The way Modiji has humiliated his elders — Advaniji and Murli Manoharji — is against the Hindu culture. Hindu tradition teaches us to respect elders.”
मोदी जी ने जिस तरह अपने बुज़ुर्गों – आडवाणी जी और मुरली मनोहर जी- का अपमान किया है, ये हिंदू संस्कृति के बिलकुल ख़िलाफ़ है।
हिंदू धर्म में हमें अपने बुज़ुर्गों का सम्मान करना सिखाया गया है। https://t.co/glqaGLea09
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 26, 2019
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