Former Union minister Jaswant Singh's son and MLA Manvendra Singh quits BJP

BARMER/JAIPUR: Ahead of the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, former Union minister Jaswant Singh's son and BJP MLA Manvendra Singh on Saturday said he has quit the party.He announced the decision at a press conference after addressing a rally at Pachpadra in his Barmer constituency.He said he was yet to take a decision on whether to join the Congress or not. 

At the rally, he indicated that joining the Bharatiya Janata Party was a "big mistake".

“Kamal ka phool, badi bhool,” he said.

When contacted by PTI after the public meeting, dubbed “swabhiman” or self-respect rally, he said, “I am no longer in BJP.”

Earlier, the MLA referred to the denial of a party ticket to his father Jaswant Singh in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.