Former mayor quits BJP, files nomination from Gwalior South
Gupta's announcement came even as senior BJP leaders including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are cajoling party rebels to opt out of the electoral race. Gupta, who was mayor from 2009 to 2015, has already filed the nomination from Gwalior (South) as an independent.
Three-time MLA Narayan Singh Kushwaha is contesting the election on BJP ticket from the seat. Gupta alleged that the BJP had forsaken the ideology of Deendayal Upadhyay and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and embraced dynastic politics. "Dedicated party workers are being ignored.
So I have resigned from the party," she said. The deadline for the withdrawal of nomination for the polls will end Wednesday.
(With inputs from agencies.)