A senior BJP leader in Haryana has resigned from the party in support of the farmers’ movement against the Centre’s three new farm laws.
Former MLA Rampal Majra quit the saffron party accusing the Centre of trying to sabotage peaceful protests of farmers.
He blamed the BJP for incidents of violence that took place in Delhi during the farmers’ tractor rally on January 26.
Majra’s resignation came a day after Abhay Chautala, the lone MLA of the INLD, resigned from the Assembly to protest the Centre’s refusal to repeal the farm laws.
Abhay is the first MLA from Haryana to quit over the farm laws.
Majra, a three-time MLA, was a top INLD leader before he joined the BJP after the 2019 Haryana elections.
“I completely stand with the farmers, who are protesting against these laws. I feel that these laws are not only anti-farmer but when implemented will adversely impact other sections of the society too,” he told reporters.
Majra, a three-time former MLA, had switched over to the BJP from the INLD just before the 2019 assembly elections.