Rebel leader comes up with outfit of his own
Jagdish Mamgain, former chairman of works committee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi who resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party after being denied party ticket in the civic polls launched a new political party on Thursday.
Interestingly, rebels from both the BJP and Congress who did not get the party ticket have joined Mamgain’s party — Progressive Party.
Ex-BJP councillors, Harish Avasthi, Prabha Singh and Laxmi Dhasmana, sitting councillor in South Corporation Kalpna Jha, Delhi Congress secretary B D Kandpal, JD (U) Delhi state general secretary Deepak Singh and vice president of BJP’s Trans Yamuna district Naresh Chaudhry are the prominent leaders who have joined the party.
Addressing party workers at the launch, Mamgain said the city is a mini-India and since both the BJP and Congress have failed to deliver on their promises, the Progressive Party will fill the vacuum with its innovative ideas and committed work for upliftment of the people.
“Party’s main focus will be an overall progress and development of the capital rather than adhering to casteist and regional plank of the BJP and Congress. We will serve people and one day form the government in the city,” Mamgain said.
President of Purvanchal Ekta, Dhiraj Jha, who proposed Mamgain’s candidature for party president, said the two national parties, BJP and Congress, more or less think on the same lines and should be washed out of Delhi.
“We are giving people the alternative now. The day is not far when people will completely forget the BJP and Congress,” said Jha.