Amid nationwide lockdown to contain Covid-19, the president of BJP’s Ladakh unit, Chering Dorjay has resigned from his post after accusing the administration of failing to evacuate people of the Union Territory, who are stranded across the country.
Dorjay, in his resignation letter to party president JP Nadda, on Sunday said the administration in Ladakh was “insensitive” about the condition of those stranded, Indian Express reported.
He said that at least 2,000 people, including passengers, patients, pilgrims and students from the Union Territory, are stuck in different parts of the country.
“Patriotic people of Ladakh, who have stood with armed forces in all the wars fought by our nation since 1948, are treated so shabbily and with disrespect by the UT administrators,” The Daily Excelsior quoted Dorjay as saying.
He also claimed that he took up the matter with Lieutenant Governor Radha Krishna Mathur and BJP National Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna, who is also in-charge of party affairs in Ladakh.
“In view of the no response from party high command on my grievances, I had no option other than to resign from the party position as well as its primary membership,” Dorjay added.
He resigned within two months since his appointment as the first-ever BJP President for the Union Territory on March 5.