The Hush Post| 16:00 |one-minute-read|
Anil Sharma, the Power Minister of Himachal Pradesh, has resigned. He sent his resignation on Friday to the Chief Minister, ending the speculations after his son Ashray Sharma was given the Congress ticket.
Anil Sharma, son of former telecom minister Sukh Ram, has sent his resignation by hand to the CM’s office here.
“I want to put an end to the bitterness and escalating tension and save the CM from further awkwardness on the issue,” Sharma said in his letter.
It now remains to be seen whether the CM, who is in Mandi, accepts it or keep it pending. The BJP does want that Sharma should get sympathy and the party wanted him to resign rather than being dropped from the cabinet.
The CM and the BJP were maintaining a policy of wait and watch on the fate of Sharma as a minister.
Though, it was certain that he would be dropped after his father and son returned to the Congress fold, the BJP wanted him to resign on his own.
In fact, recently at a public meeting in Kotli, the home of Sharma CM Jai Ram Thakur said that one of the ministers was missing referring to Anil Sharma.
Earlier, Sharma had said that he will not be able to campaign for the party’s official candidate Ram Swaroop since his son was in the running. Following this he was asked to resigned and he did.