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BJP leaders’ opinion sought on Ladakh chief

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BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav sought the opinion of party leaders to appoint a new president for the Ladakh unit after the resignation of veteran leader Chering Dorjay.

Dorjay had resigned as the party chief and from the primary membership of the BJP on May 3.

Dorjay was the first president of the Ladakh UT. Highly placed sources said during his three-day stay in Ladakh, Ram Madhav interacted with all leaders and sought their opinion regarding the new party president.

“Ram Madhav also met Dorjay who had resigned from the party”, a source said, adding, “A section within the party is of the opinion that Dorjay must be placated and convinced to withdraw his resignation”.

“After getting a feedback from all the leaders, Ram Madhav will tell the high-command so that a final decision is taken as to who will lead the BJP in Ladakh”, a source said.

Sources said earlier, the party was mulling over appointing young Lok Sabha member Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, as party president, but the party was thinking of giving Namgyal some responsibility at the national level.

Namgyal came into limelight after his speech in the Lok Sabha post the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

The party had received a setback when Chering Dorjay resigned from his political position as well as the primary membership of the party.

Dorjay had resigned to protest the “failure” of the UT Administration in evacuating Ladakhi passengers, patients, pilgrims and students stranded at various places in the country.


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