In a dramatic U-turn, BJP state executive member and Kiran Bedi’s election campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon took back his resignation on Monday.
The latest development came hours after Tandon resigned from the BJP citing Bedi’s “dictatorial attitude”.
While speaking to the media Tandon confirmed that he has taken back his resignation. “I have withdrawn my resignation and will continue to work for BJP,” Tandon said.
Tandon made the announcement after meeting BJP president Amit Shah at party headquarters in Delhi.
Earlier, Tandon in his resignation letter to BJP president said, “I could not tolerate the way she gave dictation to us (BJP workers).”
“Her (Kiran Bedi) aides used to insult me on every issue,” he said.
Notably, Bedi’s induction into the party and the decision of projecting her as the chief ministerial candidate hasn’t gone down well with the Delhi BJP unit.
The internal rift was wide open and it was visible when supporters of Delhi BJP unit president Satish Upadhyay staged a protest outside party headquarters, reportedly miffed with him not being named as the party’s CM candidate. The supporters also shouted slogans and said that “they will not tolerate a parachute CM”.
65-year-old Bedi joined the BJP on January 17.
Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2015 will be held on February 7 to elect 70 members. The results will be announced on February 10.
The BJP has fielded Kiran Bedi from Krishna Nagar constituency against Aam Aadmi Party candidate SK Bagga.