MP: Social welfare dept chief resigns from BJP’s primary membership

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Social Welfare Board Chief Padma Shukla on Monday resigned from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Shukla, who was a BJP member since 1980, also held a state cabinet rank.

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.”

She has also resigned from the post of state Social Welfare Board chief.