New Delhi, Jan 17, 2017: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Punjab unit president and union minister Vijay Sampla on Tuesday takes a U-turn by calling the reports regarding his resignation were rumours.
The reports regarding my resignation are false, I had gone for some work, Sampla said.
Earlier, sources said that Vijay Sampla expressed his displeasure over the distribution of tickets and offered to resign from both the party posts.
Sampla’s reaction came after the BJP released six more names for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls.
According to sources, Sampla, who is Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, is unhappy with the BJP fielding Som Prakash from Fagwara constituency as he wanted a person of his choice to contest the polls from Fagwara.
The minister has said that he is ready to offer his resignation from the party leadership and also from the cabinet minister’s post if the BJP top brass doesn’t amend its decision of fielding Prakash from Fagwara.
The BJP has dropped two ministers in Punjab government from the list of its remaining six candidates for the state assembly polls, which is scheduled to take place on February 4.
With the announcement of these six more names for the Punjab assembly elections, the party has announced all its 23 candidates out of 117 seats in Punjab, which has allied with Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s Shiromani Akali Dal.