Ladakh’s BJP Leader Quits To Protest Delay In Evacuating Stranded Residents

Srinagar

The BJP on Sunday suffered a major setback in Ladakh when its newly appointed UT president and former minister Chering Dorjay resigned from his political position as well as primary membership of the party, reported The Tribune.

Dorjay resigned to protest the “failure” of the UT administration to evacuate Ladakhi passengers, patients, pilgrims and students stranded at various places in the country.

“I have submitted my resignation to the BJP national president, JP Nadda. The UT administration has failed in evacuating Ladakhi people stranded at different places throughout India. The UT administration is utterly insensitive and callous about the pathetic condition of our stranded people,” The Tribune quoted Dorjay as saying.

He also alleged that “the UT administration has rendered autonomous hill councils of Leh and Kargil ineffective by not allowing them to function as per the council Act. Ladakhis have sacrificed a lot to achieve the autonomous status for the two districts”.

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