JP Nadda resigns as Rajya Sabha MP

JP Nadda, national president of the BJP and representative for Himachal Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, tendered his official resignation from his position as Rajya Sabha MP on Monday.

The chairman of the Rajya Sabha has accepted his resignation.

“Jagat Prakash Nadda, an elected Member of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), representing the State of Himachal Pradesh, resigned his seat in the Rajya Sabha and his resignation has been accepted by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha w.e.f. 4th March, 2024,” as per an official statement from the Rajya Sabha.

Another leader, popular Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh withdrew from the race for the Lok Sabha, a day after being named the BJP’s candidate from Bengal’s Asansol constituency.

Taking to his official handle on X, the singer confirmed that he was pulling out of the contest “due to some reason.”

“I express my heartfelt gratitude to the top leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party. The party trusted me and declared me as the candidate from West Bengal’s Asansol but due to some reason, I will not be able to contest the elections from Asansol,” Singh posted from his X handle on Sunday.